The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for Sessional Winter (Term1) 2017/18 appointments. Salary depends on rank and experience.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology or have been advanced to full candidacy by the application deadline (June 30, 2017). Ph.D. candidates at UBC must have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to teach as sessional instructors. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

Appointment is subject to budgetary funding and a minimum enrollment of 35 students is normally required by the Faculty of Arts; courses with enrollments below that number may be cancelled.

Term 1 (Sept-Dec 2017): *

ANTH 100 – ANTH100A-005, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

ANTH 202 – ANTH202B-002, Contemporary Social Problems (3 credits)

ANTH 210 – ANTH210-001, Eating Culture (3 credits)

ANTH 215 – ANTH215-002, Japanese Popular Culture (3 credits)

ANTH 220 – ANTH220-001, First Nations of British Columbia (3 credits)

ANTH 300 – ANTH300A-001, Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3 credits)

ANTH 302 – ANTH302-002, Ethnography of South Asia (3 credits)

ANTH 307 – ANTH307A-001, Ethnography of Korea (3 credits)

ANTH 418 – ANTH418-201, Anthropological Statistics

ARCL 103 – ARCL103-100, Introduction to Archaeology (3 credits)

ARCL 318 – ARCL318-001, Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherer-Forager Societies (3 credits)

ARCL 405 – ARCL405-001, Archaeological and Anthropological Mapping (3 credits)


*See these links below for:

Academic Calendar Dates and Deadlines: (

Course Descriptions and Class time/room locations:

ANTH: Anthropology  (

ARCL: Anthropological Archaeology (


Please ensure that you send your applications to:

Applications must include a current CV, a course outline and reading list for each proposed course, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three referees. The deadline for submitting applications: Friday, June 30, 2017. Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on that date and continuing until the position is filled.  All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” ( UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  Only candidates being considered for appointment will be contacted.