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Assistant Professor, Anthropology

University of Lethbridge

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence on July 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or be near completion of a Ph.D. Hiring salary will be in the range of $70,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are seeking to hire a socio-cultural anthropologist with a strong and active record of ethnographic research and plans for its continuation. Given our current strength in research on the Americas, preference will be given to candidates with a geographic focus that extends our global expertise elsewhere. The successful candidate would be expected to teach our general introductory class, contribute to teaching other required courses in our program (such as Theory and/or Methods, and a regional ethnography course), and to develop courses relevant to their interests and expertise that contribute to our existing offerings. Please consult the departmental website ( ) for background on our program and faculty research.

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, a curriculum-vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references who are academics in the field. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than January 7, 2022.
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Jan Newberry, Chair, Department of Anthropology, at
The deadline for applications will be December 31, 2021, or until a suitable applicant is found.
The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.
In accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, selection for the position will be limited to Indigenous/Aboriginal People and racialized persons/persons of colour. Candidates will be asked to self-identify as part of the application process.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

We invite applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.