UNBC - Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-Track Position)

Date Posted: 
March 10, 2017
Closing Date: 
March 31, 2017

The Department of Anthropology at UNBC invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in biomedical anthropology. The Department of Anthropology offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in preparation for careers in both the public and private sectors. We provide a four-field perspective to the discipline, and offer field schools in both ethnography and archaeology. The department has also developed strong ties with the Northern Medical Program.

UNBC seeks candidates who have an applied community-based and partnered research focus, with preference for specialization in global indigenous health and related topics. While the geographic/ethnographic area is open,  complementarity with current anthropology faculty and health researchers at UNBC is preferred (please visit http://www.unbc.ca/anthropology and http://www.unbc.ca/health-research-institute.

A PhD in Anthropology or closely cognate discipline is required.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. We are particularly interested in novel pedagogical methods (e.g., use of social media and other technology) and experiential approaches to teaching. Candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of excellence in teaching, which may include awards, a teaching dossier, teaching evaluations, etc.

The successful candidate will also have a developing / developed independent research program and related scholarly activity. Evidence for a strong and promising research program includes but is not limited to a comprehensive research plan, research grants and scholarships received, articles published in highly rated journals, books published by respected presses, talks given at prominent academic conferences, research-related nominations and awards, and so forth, appropriate to stage of career.

The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of Canada's best small universities with a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC.

UNBC is located in Prince George in north-central British Columbia. Prince George is a city of 80,000 people with broad cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. It is a friendly, family oriented community, with a wide range of quality schools and a variety of affordable housing. The city is home to a symphony orchestra, professional theatre, a WHL hockey team, a teaching hospital, and a community college. The region also offers exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work. The University itself is nestled in a natural environment adjacent to 50+ km of hiking / walking / biking trails and is frequently visited by our wildlife friends. For more information about the city of Prince George, please consult www.unbc.ca/northernbc and www.tourismpg.com. For more information on working at UNBC please consult http://www.unbc.ca/provost/new_faculty.html.

Applicants should forward their cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition # FAAN08-17-CAA to:  The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9.  Fax:  (250) 960-5791.  Please direct inquiries to:  Dr. Michel Bouchard, Chair of Anthropology, at Telephone (250)960-5643, Email michel.bouchard@unbc.ca. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval.  Electronic submissions can be forwarded to:  FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Applications received on or before March 31st, 2017 will receive full consideration; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.