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Anthropology –Assistant Professor (Job Opening ID#33891 )

University of British Columbia Okanagan

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department (, and is expected to start on July 1, 2020.

We are seeking a candidate with scholarly interest and expertise in cultural anthropology with a specialization in queer anthropology. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: sexualities; Indigenous sexualities and/or genders; critical disability studies; critical race theory; queer theory; transgender studies; queer kinship; urban anthropology; medical anthropology; migration/mobilities. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Anthropology, Gender & Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Human Geography is expected.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or allied field by the start of the appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research; commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning relative to stage of career; and an interest in graduate teaching and supervision. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise. There is an expectation for the appointee’s scholarship to be integrated into, and to enhance, the Department’s commitment to diversity as well as current research strengths in the Department, the Faculty, and other Faculties in the area of cultural anthropology, and to form linkages with existing research centres and institutes, such as the Institute for Community Engaged Research, the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship; and/or the Centre for Indigenous Media Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory and core upper-level courses in Anthropology, as well as courses in gender, sexuality, and the body and also to develop courses in their area of specialization.

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online at (Job Opening ID #33891) and should include:
(i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick (Head – Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies), outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Anthropology program and the IKBSAS;
(ii) a curriculum vitae;
(iii) a statement of research program (maximum 4 pages);
(iv) a statement on teaching philosophy and interests (maximum 2 pages);
(v) evidence of teaching effectiveness relative to stage of career (e.g., teaching/course evaluations);
(vi) a scholarly writing sample, such as a peer-reviewed journal or book chapter; and,
(vii) the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference if requested.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Anthropology - Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is September 1st, 2019. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.