Assistant Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology

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The Department of Anthropology, University ofToronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time tenure-streamappointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of SocioculturalAnthropology. The appointment will begin July1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

 We seek a scholar with strengths in social andanthropological theory with an ongoing ethnographic research program. We arespecifically looking for candidates engaged in innovative work in the area(s)of energy and/or environmental humanities. Topics may include, but are notlimited to, environmental justice, energy/climate governance, health andtoxicity, and multi-species ethnography. Geographic area is open. Thesuccessful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths in UTMAnthropology and in the tri-campus Anthropology Graduate Program (

 Applicants must have a PhD in SocioculturalAnthropology by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with ademonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Excellence inresearch will be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevantacademic journals as appropriate for stage of career, equivalent peer-reviewedvenues, and/or presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants orawards as appropriate for stage of career; and strong endorsements by refereesof international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be providedthrough teaching accomplishments; strong letters of reference; teachingevaluations; and the teaching dossier submitted as part of theapplication. 

 The University of Toronto Mississauga has aninterdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern andspacious campus. The successful applicant will be expected to develop andmaintain an active, externally funded program of research, to pursue excellencein teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program (,and to participate actively in the tri-campus University of TorontoAnthropology Graduate Program (

 Salary to be commensurate with qualificationsand experience.

 Application Information: All qualifiedcandidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicantsmust submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statementoutlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (of nomore than 15 pages); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement,sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

 Applicants must also arrange to have threeletters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead,signed and dated) to [email protected],addressed to Professor Esteban Parra, Chair of the Department of Anthropology,and with the Subject line “Sociocultural Anthropology Hire”.

 We ask that candidates combine requesteddocuments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format:

  • Letter, CV, research statements andteaching dossier, titled: 1903533-YourSurnameFirstname application.pdf (or .doc)
  • Publications can be a separatedocument if too large to bundle with the above; if a separate document, pleasetitle as: 1903533-YourSurnameFirstname publications.pdf (or .doc). Documents too largeto be submitted to the online system (8.3 MB maximum per attachment)  will not be accepted.
Submission guidelines can be found at  We recommend combining attached documentsinto one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

 If you have questions about this position orthe program, please contact Professor Esteban Parra at [email protected].

 All application materials, including referenceletters, must be received by the closing date of October 26, 2019.

 The University of Toronto is stronglycommitted to diversity within its community and especially welcomesapplications 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 askedto complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any informationdirectly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by searchcommittees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated forinstitutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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



Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: UTM: Anthropology
Campus: Mississauga
Job Posting: Aug 27, 2019
Job Closing: Oct 26, 2019




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Posted: 8/30/2019
Application Due: 10/28/2019
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