Assistant Professor Anthropology

The property
Assistant Professor - Position Number: 29462 Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts
The Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor that will commence 1 July 2021. Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline at the time of appointment. The department is seeking a socio-cultural anthropologist with a strong program of research that complements and enhances the current strengths of the Department and the University. The Department seeks to recruit a socio-cultural anthropologist. We are particularly interested in candidates who critically engage with contemporary issues of pressing concern including health, human rights, race, power, difference, and inequality. Priority areas for the department include: critical race theory, decolonization, Indigenization, religion and spirituality, sex and sexuality, and transnational forced migration. We encourage applicants with an orientation toward community engagement, activist anthropology, or public anthropology.
Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, and service to the University community. Teaching duties will include foundational courses in socio-cultural anthropology at the first and second year levels, and more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses according to the candidate's areas of specialization and the Department's needs. The successful candidate will be expected to attract research funds and carry out an independent research program leading to peer-reviewed publication. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicants are required to have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
Applications for this position must include the following in PDF or MS Word format: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a one-page teaching statement that outlines a teaching philosophy, past experience, and plans for future teaching; a one-page research statement that outlines the candidate's research program; and three letters of reference.
Applications should be sent to Corrine Bakun, Administrative Assistant, by email at The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 Dec 2020. Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from or by email from
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. At this time, do not click apply to submit your materials online. Please send your materials to the department contact listed in the ad.