Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Activist Archaeology
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Anthropology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the field of Activist Archaeology at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Anthropological Archaeology. The candidate will specialize in community-based collaborative research (which could include traditional environmental knowledge, heritage management, curation, or ethnohistory). Regional areas of field research are open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise working with descendant communities within Canada.

Qualified candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, and scholarly research and publication. The successful candidate will have an active program of research which connects with the sociocultural anthropology orientation of our Anthropology Department and the social justice focus of York University's Strategic Research Plan. The successful candidate will be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Albert Schrauwers, Chair, Department of Anthropology, 2054E Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Posting End Date: November 15, 2017