Job: Assistant or Associate Professor in Anthropology—Indigenous Scholar

Job Summary

The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Victoria
invites applications from Indigenous scholars in Anthropology or related disciplines. The appointment, effective July 1, 2020, will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with eligibility for tenure. Doctoral candidates within 12 months of degree completion are also invited to apply. If the successful applicant is a doctoral candidate, the appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer. We are committed to active engagement in teaching and research of all our faculty members and encourage a diversity of approaches and perspectives.

In accordance with the University's Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from this group must self-identify.


We seek a colleague who is interested in joining a department that values and appreciates cooperation between anthropological sub-disciplines. This is a tenure-track position with teaching, research and service responsibilities. We seek a candidate who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and excellent potential for graduate teaching and mentoring that support students diversified by gender, ethnicity and other social locations. The candidate will have demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship, an active or well-formulated plan for a continuing research program, and a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract external research funding. Our department values a colleague who sees potential for involving students in their research. Supporting administrative work in the department and contributing to the collegial, collaborative and respectful work environment are also part of this role.

Specifically, we seek an Indigenous scholar who is able to engage with anthropology and who has an active research program focused on areas pertinent to one of more of our department’s integrative research themes: “Inequality, Culture, Health”, “Space, Place, Knowledge and Power”, or “Visual Anthropology and Materiality” (see for more details). We seek a colleague who can draw on their experiences as an Indigenous Person to connect and articulate with these research themes, bringing their own particular expertise which could include (but is not limited to) Indigenous social and cultural well-being, Indigenous methodologies and epistemologies, or collaborative community-engaged research.

Please see the posting attached here for more information.

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 18, 2019