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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

TEACHING-STREAM POSITION - Department of Anthropology - McMaster University

Department of Anthropology
McMaster University

The Department of Anthropology at McMaster University invites applications
for a teaching-stream position at the assistant professor level. We are
looking for an enthusiastic and active individual deeply committed to a
long-term career in undergraduate education and teaching. While course
assignments remain at the direction and discretion of the department, we
expect the successful candidate to teach 18 units (6 courses) to be
distributed as follows: 12 units at the 1st-year-level, 3 units at the
3rd-year-level, and 3 units to be determined in accordance with the
successful candidate's expertise. We also expect the successful individual
to be involved in other aspects of the department, including running
undergraduate workshops on professional development and writing, training
Teaching Assistants, and other activities related to the undergraduate
program. The successful candidate is also expected to work closely with
McMaster's Centre for Leadership in Learning to assist in the development
of innovative pedagogical technologies and models. The Department is
proud of its long history of collegiality, and we hope to fill the
advertised position with an individual interested in working with all
faculty members.
We are seeking candidates with broad training in Anthropology and a vision
of the discipline as a whole. The Department of Anthropology at McMaster
University enjoys strong foci in physical anthropology, sociocultural
anthropology, archaeology, and the anthropology of health, but our
teaching program emphasizes six thematic themes that integrate and
cross-cut the sub-disciplines. These themes include identity, change,
justice, the environment and technology, and anthropological practice. We
are looking for an individual with demonstrated ability to bridge
sub-disciplinary boundaries, teaching experience in several of the
department's thematic areas, as well as background in at least two
sub-disciplines. Candidates are also encouraged to consult the
department's website to learn more about the department's undergraduate
program. Candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in anthropology and will
have a strong record of achievement in teaching at all undergraduate
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this
position. McMaster is strongly committed to employment equity within its
community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University
encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women,
members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual
minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Applications should include a curriculum vita, the names and addresses
(including email) of three referees, a statement of teaching philosophy,
examples of course syllabi and teaching assessments, and other teaching
materials relevant to the advertised position. These materials should be
sent in electronic format. Letters of application should address how
candidates are prepared to engage in the teaching of undergraduate
Submit applications to:
Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4L9
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23920
Fax: (905) 522-5993

CLOSING DATE: March 1, 2013

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