The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Biological (Evolutionary) Anthropology, with a focus on the evolution of the genus Homo and how the evolution of our genus informs us about issues of contemporary human diversity and adaptation. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2015.

Assistant Professor – Biological Anthropology

Job Posting ID: 1401901

Closing Date: January 15, 2015

Areas of research may include fossil morphology and/or physiology and adaptation, human-environment interactions, the impact of climate history on the evolution of the genus Homo, hominin dispersals, and/or an evolutionary perspective on human health and disease. Applicants will have earned a PhD in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by date of appointment or shortly thereafter 

The successful candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated record of excellence in research in order to develop an independently funded research program, and must exhibit demonstrated excellence in teaching. S/he will teach undergraduate courses at the St. George campus in downtown Toronto and participate in the department’s tri-campus graduate program. There are also opportunities to participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs and centres.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is a large, three-campus institution in a vibrant, multiethnic region and has a very diverse student population. The Department of Anthropology is a five-field unit with diverse research and teaching, with 24 full-time faculty at the St. George campus and 43 graduate faculty across the three campuses. 

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter outlining current and future research interests, full CV, writing sample, and teaching dossier (to include a statement of teaching philosophy). Submission guidelines are available at

We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 

(1) Cover letter, CV, and research & teaching statements 

(2) Publications

In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent by the closing date directly to Professor E. B. Banning, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to The closing date for applications is January 15, 2015. If you have questions about the position, please

For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please visit our home page at 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

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