Assistant Professor, Anthropology (Full-Time Tenure-Track Appointment) - MacEwan University, Faculty of Arts & Science


Assistant Professor, Anthropology
(Full-Time Tenure-Track Appointment)
Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.
The Department of Anthropology, Economics & Political Science in the Faculty of Arts & Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or evidence of near completion) with a specialization in Linguistic Anthropology. They will have post-secondary teaching experience, demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, and present an ongoing research plan. Preferred candidates will provide evidence of teaching excellence and of the ability to teach courses in general anthropology in addition to introductory and advanced courses in linguistic anthropology.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), a statement of research interests, a sample of scholarly work, academic transcripts, along with the names and contact information of three professional referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Department Chair to provide three (3) letters of reference sent directly from referees.
Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to the Chair of the Department, Dr. Hugh McKenzie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


How to Apply
Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting (Competition No. 19.11.177).
A review of applications will begin December 2, 2019. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
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This position is included under the MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement.


MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Salary: $66,788 to $108,110 per annum
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