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Senior Laboratory Instructor (L2) Anthropology - (997945)

Mount Royal University

About MRU
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Today, Mount Royal offers 14 bachelor's degrees and 38 majors, along with a wide range of diploma and certificate options. It boasts a diverse community with nearly 16,000 credit students, more than 5,500 non-credit students, and about 1,700 employees.

As a student-focused undergraduate university built on teaching excellence, Mount Royal is known for its top-caliber programs, high-quality teaching and learning experience, robust delivery of liberal education, scholarly teaching, experiential learning, and undergraduate research. Grounded in community, Mount Royal is a place where faculty, staff, and alumni can know each other by name — and where everyone is welcome. Learn more about Mount Royal’s strategic academic direction at

Mount Royal University is situated in an ancient and storied place that is steeped in ceremony and history that, until recently, was occupied exclusively by people Indigenous to this place. With gratitude and reciprocity, we acknowledge the relationships to the land and all beings, the songs, stories, and teachings of the Treaty 7 signatories which include the Siksika Nation, the Piikani Nation, the Kainai Nation, the Îethka Stoney Nakoda Nation, consisting of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney Nations, and the people of the Tsuut’ina Nation. We also recognize the Métis people who call Treaty 7 their home.

Mount Royal is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning, and research experiences of the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts houses the following departments: General Education, Economics, Justice & Policy Studies, English, Languages & Cultures, Humanities, Interior Design, Psychology, and Sociology & Anthropology. It currently offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts—Criminal Justice, and Bachelor of Interior Design.

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology currently offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree programs with majors in Sociology and Anthropology.

About the Role
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University invites applications for a Laboratory Instructor (L2) in Anthropology, which will commence on July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful applicant will teach laboratories for second-year Biological Anthropology and Archeology methods classes, plus third-year laboratories on topics such as ceramics, osteology, lithics, and zooarchaeology. Additional duties may include lab manual preparation, coordination with faculty on lab curriculum, and participation in department activities.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

MA/MSc in Anthropology, Archaeology, or cognate discipline

Research or professional laboratory experience working with anthropological materials including ceramic and lithic artifacts, and human and animal remains.

Expertise in at least one of the lab-based analyses mentioned above and a willingness to master all is a requirement. Additional analytical expertise is an asset.

Understanding of current ethical guidelines regarding anthropological materials

Teaching experience in laboratory, field setting, tutorials, or lectures. Experiential teaching is an asset.

Readiness to collaborate in course design and a commitment to decolonial and inclusive approaches.

For more information on our Department, please visit:

For more information on the Anthropology Program, please visit:

Questions should be directed to Dr. Mary-Lee Mulholland Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at (403) 440-8547 or

What We Offer
Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources, and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days, and free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist, and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, and certifications for students, employees, and the public.

Closing Date: April 22, 2024

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