Job Opportunities

Discover current job opportunities within UBC Anthropology.

President’s Academic Excellence Initiative (PAEI) position in Migration

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) invites applications for the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative (PAEI) tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in migration to begin July 1, 2022.  As an area of inquiry related to some of the most pressing issues of our times, we seek a scholar whose study of migration employs theoretical and ethnographic approaches that engage with one or more of the following: the images and media mobilizing strong sentiments about migration and mobility; the environmental contexts and/or health consequences of human migrations; critical perspectives on humanitarianism; and/or transformations of spiritual and religious realms brought about by mobility. We are particularly interested in anthropologists whose work on migration intersects with emerging and long-term strengths in our department, including in the study of: gender and sexuality; material culture; expressive cultures; linguistic anthropology; climate justice; indigeneity; refugees and citizenship; and social inequality. While the geographic area is open, we especially aim to build regional expertise in Asia, including South and East Asia.

 

The Department has a long tradition of community engagement and collaboration with the people with whom we conduct research and welcomes scholars whose record reflects a similar commitment. We are actively seeking to recruit from a diverse pool of applicants. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars and from minority groups underrepresented in post-secondary institutions in North America.

 

Candidates must be able to teach general courses in cultural anthropology along with courses in their area of expertise both at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as mentor undergraduate and graduate students. They must also have a demonstrated record of outstanding teaching and an evident trajectory of excellent research. Candidates will be expected to do research in their area of expertise and provide service to the university. The start date for the position would be July 1, 2022. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Anthropology are invited to apply; applicants who will have a Ph.D. in hand by the start date will also be considered.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 1, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal:

 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following in the order listed (single PDF file). Only complete applications will be considered: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 6) sample research publications; 7) a one-page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; 8) and a list of 3 references.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

APPLY HERE (Requisition ID = JR2723)

Assistant Professor Position in Medical Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology to begin July 1, 2022.

We seek to hire an exceptional emerging scholar who is broadly trained, with evidence of innovative theoretical and ethnographic engagement. The theoretical focus is open, but we especially welcome those with expertise in the anthropology of health, culture, medicine and well-being in cross-cultural contexts; gender and reproductive health; biopolitics and the lived realities of structural and health inequalities. We seek a colleague whose work would complement existing departmental strengths, and while the geographic area is open, we especially aim to build expertise in Asia, including South Asia and East Asia, and the Pacific.

 

The Department has a long tradition of community engagement and collaboration with the people with whom we conduct research, and we also welcome approaches informed by critical medical anthropology . We are actively seeking to recruit from a diverse pool of applicants. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous scholars and from minority groups underrepresented in post-secondary institutions in North America.

 

Candidates must be able to teach general courses in cultural anthropology along with courses in their area of expertise both at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as mentor undergraduate and graduate students. They must also have a demonstrated record of outstanding teaching and an evident trajectory of an excellent research program. Candidates will be expected to do research in their area of expertise and provide service to the university. The start date for the position would be July 1, 2022. While a Ph.D. in Anthropology is preferred, applicants who will have successfully defended the Ph.D. dissertation by the position start date will be considered.

 

Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal:

 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following in the order listed (single PDF file): 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of research and teaching interests; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi; 10 pages max); 5) sample research publications; 6) a one-page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; 7) and a list of 3 references. Only complete applications will be considered.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

APPLY HERE (Requisition ID= JR2722)

June 23, 2021

Anthropology Sessional Teaching — Winter 2021-22

 

The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for Sessional Winter appointment. 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 (July 7, 2021).

 

Ph.D. candidates at UBC must have the approval of their supervisors for taking up sessional positions and have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (GP+S) to teach as sessional instructors.  Please access the forms here: Supervisor’s Approval - Sessional Instructor and GP+S Permission to Teach Form. 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.

 

Subject Course Creds Days Met Start Time End time Short Title
ANTH 213 3 M-W-F 1:00 PM 2:00 PM SEX GNDR CULTURE
ANTH 341 3 M-W-F 11:00 AM 12:00 PM MUSE HERITG MEM
ARCL 140 3 M-W-F 1:00 PM 2:00 PM ORGN HUMANITY
ARCL 325 3 M-W-F 12:00 PM 1:00 PM PALEOANTHRO

*For up to date schedule information, please check: ANTH 2021 Winter Session / ARCL 2021 Winter Session

Please ensure that you submit your applications:

APPLY HERE

Applications must include a current CV, a course outline and reading list for each proposed course, the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three referees in a single pdf file.

For current UBC graduate students, you must also include the completed signed Supervisor’s Approval - Sessional Instructor form with your Sessional application package.

 

The deadline for submitting applications: Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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.” (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-sessional/).

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

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

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March 19, 2021

Anthropology Sessional Teaching — Summer 2021

 

The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for Sessional Summer 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 (April 2, 2021).

 

Ph.D. candidates at UBC must have the approval of their supervisors for taking up sessional positions and have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (GP+S) to teach as sessional instructors.  Please access the forms here: Supervisor’s Approval - Sessional Instructor and GP+S Permission to Teach Form. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

 

The 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.

 

ARCL 306-100, Summer Field Training in Archaeology, 6 credits, June 28 - August 9, 2021

 

*For up to date schedule information, please check: ARCL 2021 Summer Session

 

Please ensure that you send your applications to anth.recruitment@ubc.ca    

Applications must include a current CV, a course outline and reading list for each proposed course, the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three referees.

For current UBC graduate students, you must also include the completed signed Supervisor’s Approval - Sessional Instructor form with your Sessional application package.

 

The deadline for submitting applications: Friday, April 2, 2021.

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.” (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-sessional/).

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

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

 

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March 8, 2021

 

Director, Museum of Anthropology and Professor in the Faculty of Arts

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada

 

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of Director, Museum of Anthropology, with an anticipated start date as early as July 2021. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment concurrent with the directorship; the latter appointment is expected to be for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of reappointment upon successful review. We seek a person who can lead the Institution, building on the museum’s core values of community engagement and building relationships with Indigenous and First Nations communities.

REQUIREMENTS

Academic qualifications: Ph.D. degree or appropriate degree preferred, but a combination of education and appropriate museum or cultural heritage leadership experience may be considered; however, candidates must meet the criteria for a tenured appointment at a senior professorial rank (Associate Professor or Professor), with the rank of appointment commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and experience including effectiveness in leading, managing, and working collaboratively with a team of professional staff; effective communication skills; and experience in fostering inclusive hiring practices and collaborative and respectful working environments. The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated commitment to progressive museum practices; strategic and innovative thinking and vision; demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities; ability to build upon existing relationships with First Nations communities and establish and maintain successful working relationships with other First Nations and Indigenous communities; commitment to indigenization/decolonization within museums, and a commitment to developing productive relationships across the University and with communities beyond UBC at all levels. The successful candidate should have a track record of success in obtaining significant grants; ability and experience with fundraising, development, and donor stewardship; an excellent scholarly record, and a record of successful teaching and supervision of students.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, the Director is responsible for overseeing the long-term vision for the Museum, including managing the development of the Museum’s strategic plan for programming, staffing, facility needs, and expansion. The Director is also responsible for the management of the Museum’s professional staff and operation of the institution and works with staff committees to define the overall vision including exhibitions, acquisitions, programmes, etc. The Director is expected to lead the institution in demonstrating an ongoing commitment to indigenization/decolonization within museums and to foster a collaborative, respectful, and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community and First Nations partners. The Director oversees the Museum’s fiscal responsibilities to the University and external funders, including approving the Museum’s annual budget plans developed by the MOA Management Committee, approving research and project grants, authorizing significant expenditures, and ensuring operations and programming initiatives are undertaken within available resources and in accordance with UBC and external agencies’ policies and guidelines. The Director is also responsible for overseeing fund development and fundraising for the Museum’s operations, acquisitions, programming, research, and special projects, and works closely with UBC Development on stewardship of the Museum’s major donors and to cultivate relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government funding agencies. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and scholarly activity, to be engaged in teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.

HOW TO APPLY

An executive search is being undertaken by UBC and the Faculty of Arts’ search partner Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the University, the Faculty, and the Museum in identifying a diverse field of qualified candidates and in the assessment of candidates against the selection criteria. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae and cover letter that outlines your experience working with Indigenous communities, experience working with diverse bodies of stakeholders, and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Longlisted candidates will be asked to provide additional statements (max. 1 page each) summarizing their research/creative program and vision for contemporary museum exhibition and programming in a research-intensive University, and their experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles. Shortlisted candidates will also be asked to provide names and contact information for at least four referees; a portfolio of their museum practice as well as a publication (maximum 10,000 words); and a statement of teaching philosophy/practice along with evidence of teaching effectiveness.

To submit an application please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates and quote reference 5008. The closing date for applications is noon PST on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Review of applications will begin in March 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, and/or age. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Indigenous applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

THE UNIVERSITY

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Indigenous initiatives, including UBC’s new Indigenous Strategic Plan, visit the UBC Vancouver Indigenous portal at https://indigenous.ubc.ca/.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The world-renowned Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of culturally diverse ways of knowing the world through challenging and innovative programs and through partnerships with Indigenous, local and global communities. Established in 1949, it moved to its current home in 1976. In order to develop spaces for collaborative partnerships with originating communities, MOA completed a major expansion and renovation called A Partnership of Peoples in 2010. This project enhanced its physical and virtual research infrastructure as well as its public spaces. Currently, the Great Hall at MOA is undergoing a fully funded, seismic upgrade which is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2022.

MOA resides on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam people and works by Musqueam artists welcome visitors to the site. Since its inception, MOA has worked with Indigenous Nations to curate Indigenous cultural treasures and belongings as well as contemporary Indigenous art in a way that respects the people and cultures who created these works. MOA’s exhibitions and programs emphasize diversity and the links between art, community and the contemporary social and political context in which youth, artists and communities are communicating their cultural traditions. MOA staff mount three or four temporary exhibitions a year, as well as offer a wide range of public programs and events. Each summer, MOA operates the Native Youth Program, the longest-running museum training and education program for Indigenous high school students in Canada.

MOA is also one of Canada’s largest teaching museums and hosts courses as well as offering practicums and internships for students as well as curatorial fellowships. MOA houses a worldwide collection of over 50,000 works and is particularly known for its Northwest Coast collections. While nearly half the collection is comprised of works from Asia and Oceania, other significant collections are from the Arctic, Latin America and Europe. MOA’s collection of world textiles is the largest in Western Canada, while the European ceramics collection is one of the finest in the country. MOA’s Archives house the Museum’s institutional records as well as extensive holdings from anthropologists, linguists, missionaries and other travellers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Museum of Anthropology https://moa.ubc.ca

MOACAT http://collection-online.moa.ubc.ca

 

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

 

Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in. 

 

Our legal basis for much of our data processing activity is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy-policy/

 

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March 3, 2021

Anthropology Sessional Teaching — Summer 2021

 

The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for Sessional Summer 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 (March 17, 2021).

 

Ph.D. candidates at UBC must have the approval of their supervisors for taking up sessional positions and have the authorization of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (GP+S) to teach as sessional instructors.  Please access the forms here: Supervisor’s Approval - Sessional Instructor and GP+S Permission to Teach Form. The settlement of any outstanding fees may be a precondition for such authorization.

 

The 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.

 

Subject Course Creds Term Days Met Start Time End time Short Title
ANTH 329A-922 3 1 Tue/Thu 9:00 AM 12:00 PM Contemporary First Nations Issues
ARCL 140-921 3 1 Tue/Thu 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Bones: The Origins of Humanity
ARCL 228-922 3 2 Tue/Thu 2:00 PM 5:00 PM Forensic Anthropology

 

*For up to date schedule information, please check: ANTH 2021 Summer Session / ARCL 2021 Summer Session
Summer 2021 courses will continue to be offered online. Many courses will be blended, with asynchronous and synchronous delivery.  However, this is subject to change.  We will update our website as soon as we determine the final status of the summer session.

 

Please ensure that you send your applications to anth.recruitment@ubc.ca    

Applications must include a current CV, a course outline and reading list for each proposed course, the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three referees.

For current UBC graduate students, you must also include the completed signed Supervisor’s Approval - Sessional Instructor form with your Sessional application package.

 

The deadline for submitting applications: Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

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.” (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-sessional/).

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

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

 

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December 17, 2020

 

Indigenous Archaeology

 

The Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a Full Professor in Indigenous Archaeology commencing July 1, 2021.

 

The successful candidate must be a senior scholar with a Ph.D. We seek a candidate who demonstrates an accomplished and pioneering track record in archaeology and community-based research practice with Indigenous communities in North America. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of developing and evaluating community-university partnerships, community-based methods, and interdisciplinary scholarship. Priority will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous. Pursuant to UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (https://indigenous.ubc.ca/indigenous-engagement/indigenous-strategic-plan/) we seek a scholar who is a leader in research, teaching and mentorship, and partnerships with Indigenous communities. We are looking for a scholar who can take up a leadership role in implementing the Indigenous Strategic Plan at the Laboratory of Archaeology, in the Department of Anthropology, and at UBC.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, service, graduate supervision, and undergraduate and graduate teaching. They will join a community of scholars at the University of British Columbia that has a long history of research partnerships with Indigenous communities. For information about the Department, visit http://anth.ubc.ca. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The review of applications will begin on January 21, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply through the Department of Anthropology portal,  please click here to apply (Job Req # JR608), and be prepared to upload the following in the order listed:

1) a letter of application;

2) a curriculum vita;

3) a statement of research interests;

4) a statement of teaching philosophy;

5) evidence of teaching effectiveness;

6) a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; and

7) a list of 3 references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Inquiries should be addressed to The Head, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1; Anth.Head@ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

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