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Joint Tenure-Track position, Assistant Professor, Archaeology and Geography

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 170 regular faculty members in 15 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 4,500 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books, and the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive, and the Aboriginal Languages Archives. Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region. Please see http://www.mun.ca/hss/.

NOTE: All applications should quote the appropriate position number.

Tenure Track:
The tenure-track position listed below is anticipated to commence July 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. A completed earned doctorate (or recognized terminal qualification in the discipline) is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.) Please see below for required materials. Please direct any questions about the below noted position to the department head. The application must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Applications should reach the Head no later than January 31, 2020.

DEPARTMENTS OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY
POSITION#: F03954-2019-65

The Departments of Archaeology and Geography invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching and other academic responsibilities will be divided between Archaeology (60%) and Geography (40%).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Archaeology, Geography or a cognate discipline, with particular research skills and interests in the generation, analysis and archival dissemination of digital and quantitative data (“digitalization”; e.g. data science methods, probabilistic (Bayesian) and predictive modelling, legacy data digitalization, Indigenous cartographies, quantitative methods, Geographical Information Systems). Archaeology and Geography currently share active research interests relating to Indigenous Peoples, arctic and northern regions, environment (including paleoenvironment) and natural resources, and oceans and fisheries, particularly, but not exclusively, as these bear on regions adjoining the Northwest Atlantic. The candidate will be expected to develop research and teaching programs within one or more of these areas that foster digitalization and interdisciplinarity.

Letters of application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, and names and addresses of three referees, and forwarded by January 31, 2020 to: Dr. Peter Whitridge, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7, peter.whitridge@mun.ca.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify them-selves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.