Term Lecturer (T8)


Competition No.  -    A109944528
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students and offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses - including one rural and one francophone campus (https://www.ualberta.ca/index.html).

The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/index.html).

The Department of Anthropology (https://www.ualberta.ca/anthropology/index.html)  at the University of Alberta invites applications for an T8 Term Lecturer in Socio-cultural Anthropology, for an eight-month teaching contract starting September 2021. The instructor will teach six semester-long courses (3/3) including two sections of Anthropology 207 (Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology), and some combination of the following: one or two sections of Anthropology 101 (Introduction to Anthropology) and/or Anthropology 150 (Race and Racism); and one section each of Anthropology 320 (Anthropology of Religion), Anthropology 301 (Introduction to Ethnographic Methods); and/or Anthropology 286 (Topics in Regional Anthropology).  The teaching assignment will be subject to individual interests and departmental needs.

Courses in Anthropology have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1969, making our program one of the oldest in Western Canada. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and has established itself as a major centre, both nationally and internationally, for graduate education and research. Our faculty and graduate students are actively involved in a wide range of research in all subfields of anthropology

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (preferable) or be ABD (dissertation submitted by September 1, 2021), with the ability to teach courses in socio-cultural and general anthropology.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement (ATS).

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online by March 31, 2021 by submitting:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vita
  • A brief statement of teaching experience and interests (Attach under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests" option)
  • Summaries of previous teaching evaluations if available (Attach under "List of Publications" option)
  • Names and contact information of at least two references, including one who can speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities

Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Pamela R. Willoughby, Chair, Department of Anthropology.

Email: Pam.Willoughby@ualberta.ca

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.