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Job: Assistant or Associate Professor in Anthropology—Indigenous Scholar

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.

Dr. McKechnie: Archaeology Magazine - Evidence of Geoduck in Tseshaht Village

Evidence of geoduck harvesting has been found on Keith Island off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Iain McKechnie explains what this finding means and also to the Nuu-chah-nulth-aht people who live on the island. UVic archaeology field school students, led by McKechnie and Denis St. Claire, have been conducting research on Keith Island for the past three summers, in partnership with Parks Canada and Tseshaht First Nation.

Job: Assistant Professor in Bio-Anthropology

Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology The Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Biological Anthropology. The appointment, effective July 1, 2020, will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by start date. We are a vibrant three fields department that values cooperation and collaboration among anthropological sub-disciplines. We are committed to active engagement of all our faculty members and encourage a diversity of approaches and perspectives in teaching and research. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2019.

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Sacred places

January 1, 2018

UVic anthropologist Brian Thom has long worked with Coast Salish First Nations and Parks Canada on cooperative management in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Recently, Thom saw an opportunity to more fully integrate Indigenous knowledge and cultural practices into co-management efforts.

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Stone Age classroom

July 21, 2017

A group of 17 UVic anthropology students went back to the Stone Age working with bone, shell, obsidian, stone and wood to make hand tools and spear-like weapons that are thrown with a spear thrower, known as the atlatl.

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