Job Opportunities

Discover current job opportunities within UBC Anthropology.

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. The number of awards offered presently varies between three and five per year.

Value: an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.

The application and nomination process is briefly summarized below.  Refer to the Application Guide and Nomination Guide posted on our Killam webpage for complete details.

UBC Vancouver (UBC-V)

For complete application and nomination details, as well as detailed eligibility requirements, refer to our webpage.  Please visit: https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/award/killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship.

Please use the form below to submit your applications to the department for nomination by October 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

Apply Here

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)

July 30, 2021

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 (August 13, 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.

ANTH 303D-001, Ethnography of Special Areas, 3 credits

(Tue & Thu, 2:00-3:30 PM)

Course Description:  This course examines covid in cross-cultural and historical perspective.  It considers how other epidemics illuminate the covid pandemic; asks how people of different nationalities, social classes and ethnic groups have experienced covid differently; and explores the impact of covid on the workplace, domestic life, public space, mental health, funerary rituals, and science denialism

 

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

 

Please ensure that you submit your applications 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 applicationsFriday, August 13, 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.

EPourmohammadi/2021July30


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 14, 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 14, 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.

EPourmohammadi/2021June23

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