Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biological Anthropology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

We seek a biological anthropologist with an established research program focused on evolutionary anthropology. Relevant specialities include paleoanthropology, primatology with an evolutionary focus, human physiology and adaptation, and related topics, including behavioural aspects of human evolution. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths across Anthropology at UTM and in the tri-campus Anthropology Graduate Program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, show evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrate excellence in research. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals or equivalent peer-reviewed venues, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

The University of Toronto Mississauga has an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and spacious campus, including recently built or renovated research and teaching labs for Anthropology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, externally funded program of research, to pursue excellence in teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program (, and to actively participate in the tri-campus University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program (, where they may participate in both the Evolutionary Anthropology and Medical Anthropology sub-fields as appropriate. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: . A link to the online application system will also be available at the UTM Anthropology website under Jobs. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 18, 2016.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and two representative publications. Letters of reference must also be sent by email by the deadline, as noted below.

We ask that candidates combine requested documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:
(1) Letter, CV, research statements and teaching dossier, titled: YourSurnameFirstname application.pdf (or .doc)
(2) Publications can be a separate document if too large to bundle with the above; if a separate document, please title as: YourSurnameFirstname publications.pdf (or .doc)

All applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly by e-mail to, addressed to Professor Heather M.-L. Miller, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and with the Subject line “Biological Anthropology Hire,” by the closing date of October 18, 2016. Receipt of all three letters will be necessary to review an application.

If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Professor Heather M.-L. Miller at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.