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Socio-Cultural Anthropology
University of Toronto-Scarborough

  • Aug. 3, 2017
  • Oct. 10, 2017
  • Jul. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Anthropology
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Position / Rank: Socio-Cultural Anthropology Ref 1701231 Tenure Stream Assistant Professor – Anthropology
Faculty; University of Toronto Scarborough
Deadline October 10, 2017

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in socio-cultural anthropology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates whose work is deeply informed by theory and grounded in intensive, long-term ethnographic research, who conduct research in South Asia or East Asia and whose work explores urban life, the environment and / or history / historicity. The successful candidate’s research and teaching interests will complement existing departmental strengths, without too closely replicating them. For further information about the research areas of our faculty, visit

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field, strong endorsements by referees of high international standing, and a record of an output of research or sustained contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals and/or with leading academic presses.

The successful candidate also must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, strong teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, and any additional evidence. Candidates should be able and willing to teach Introductory classes as well as mid and upper-level courses in the discipline.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply at . Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching dossier, which includes a 1 – 2 page statement of teaching philosophy, by the closing date of October 10, 2017. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via e-mail (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining documents into one or two files, preferably PDF format, although MS Word is also acceptable.

If you have questions about this position, please contact

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers opportunities to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The successful candidate will be a member of the tri-campus Graduate Department of Anthropology ( The Department of Anthropology at UTSC includes faculty members with interests in socio-cultural and evolutionary Anthropology. For more information about our department, please visit our home page:

  • The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

    As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. The survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Michael Lambek, Chair, Search Committee
    University of Toronto Scarborough

  • 4162877282


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