Tenure-track job in Visual Anthropology and Materiality

University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria–a vibrant department with a new PhD program centred on integrative themes that cross-cut anthropology’s traditional sub-disciplines–invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of sociocultural anthropology. We seek an individual whose primary research and teaching interests will contribute strength toward our “Visual Anthropology & Materiality” program theme (anthropology.uvic.ca/research/integrative_themes.php). The successful applicant will benefit from the department’s dedicated visual research and teaching labs and may benefit in either research or teaching from access to the university’s visual collections and those of the neighbouring BC Archives and Royal BC Museum.
The appointment, effective July 1, 2012, will be made at the rank of assistant professor. We expect candidates to have a PhD in hand, though outstanding ABD candidates may be considered. The four course (1.5 unit each) annual teaching commitment comes with the expectation that the successful candidate will be actively engaged in research and graduate student mentoring. We seek a colleague who has: demonstrated proficiency in visual methods; demonstrated excellence in UG teaching and excellent potential for graduate teaching and mentoring; demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship in the form of publications, multimedia productions or exhibitions; an active or well formulated plans for a continuing research program and potential for involving students in research; and a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract external research funding. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship engages knowledge dissemination across communities and whose teaching demonstrates potential to engage undergraduate and graduate students in research. Geographical area of interest is open. We also encourage applicants to draw attention to how their scholarship and teaching might connect to one or more of our other integrative themes (Inequality, Culture, Health; Indigenous Peoples; Evolution & Ecology).
Applications must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, the names and complete contact information of three referees, copies of selected relevant publications, samples of course syllabi (including a visual methods course) and evidence of excellence in teaching.
The University of Victoria is an employment equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applications should be sent to: Dr. Ann Stahl, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3050, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P5, Canada Telephone: (250) 721-7057, Email: anthone@uvic.ca, by the close of business (4:30 PST) on November 15, 2011.

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