Assistant Professor, Bioarchaeology/Bioanthropology - Department of Archaeology, SFU

Date Posted: 
November 9, 2023
Closing Date: 
December 15, 2023

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University seeks to fill one Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Bioarchaeology/Bioanthropology with a preferred start date of July 1, 2024.

Simon Fraser University is the number one comprehensive university in Canada and the Department of Archaeology at SFU has a very high reputation and is widely recognized internationally, being recently placed within the top 20 in the world, the top 10 in North America, and 1st in Canada.

The Department has concentrated expertise in three areas – Lab-based archaeological sciences, First Nations Heritage and Resource Management, and Biological Anthropology, including Forensic sciences. We have a strong focus on high-quality lab-, field- and community-based research and engagement, as well as on experiential training of our students.

We seek a human skeletal biologist, with a PhD in Anthropology, Archaeology or related areas, with expertise and a strong or promising research program in ancient health and disease, paleopathology or similar areas, including those which focus on biocultural, biomedical, or community-based approaches to the study of health and disease in the past.

The successful candidate is expected to bring complementary expertise to those existing in the Department to enhance our strength in research and training in Bioarchaeology/Biological Anthropology, as well as teaching in our Bioanthropology Certificate. We seek an expert with demonstrated or potential capacity to attract funding and supervise and mentor graduate students, develop new undergraduate courses, and teach most of the biological anthropology courses in our curriculum. Our normal teaching load is 4 courses/year.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this position is $89,652 to $114,866.

Candidates should submit a maximum 2-page cover letter, a 1-page teaching statement (plus an original course syllabus), a 2-page research statement, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (reference letters are not required at this stage). The deadline for receiving all application materials is December 15, 2023. Please submit your application to Attn: Hugo Cardoso, Chair.  

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.