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Assistant Professor (Contractually Limited Appointment), Biological Anthropology

McMaster University

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a contractually-limited appointment (CLA) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology, for the period covering July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. The current annual salary floor is $81,466 for an assistant professor (for appointee with an appropriate doctoral degree). A package of benefits as well as a professional development allowance will be provided. The position includes teaching undergraduate classes and some administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will teach seven 3-unit courses, as listed below in 2020-2021. Enrolment capacities are in parentheses. Fall courses will probably be taught online.

Term 1
ANTH 1AA3E Introduction to Anthropology: Sex, Food and Death (500)
ANTH 1AA3 Introduction to Anthropology: Sex, Food and Death (500)
ANTH 4R03 Skeletal Biology of Earlier Human Populations (25)

Term 2
ANTH 1AA3E Introduction to Anthropology: Sex, Food and Death (500)
ANTH 2FF3 Human Skeletal Biology & Bioarchaeology (50)
ANTH 3BA3 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology (30)
ANTH 3FA3 Forensic Anthropology (180)

A Ph.D. degree in Anthropology is required, together with successful teaching experience. Applicants should apply online at including a letter of application with names and contacts of 3 references, a curriculum vitae and teaching dossier. Please address your letter to: Dr. Tina Moffat, Chair, Department of Anthropology.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on May 29, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Full description of the department and course descriptions may be viewed at our website

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our community and our workforce is integral to and at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence, as well as our broader learning environment. To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, McMaster is committed to principles of equity and inclusion. McMaster invites applications from all qualified candidates and particularly welcomes applications from self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ persons of marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate
accommodation needs.