Job Posting: Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Dept of Archaeology & Anthropology

Date Posted: 
September 18, 2018

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have expertise in the area of anthropological and community-based archaeology with a North American or Siberian focus that is relevant to the northern Plains or western Canada. Preference will be given to a collaborative-minded scholar who will strengthen our research and instructional capacities in contemporary and precontact human ecology and social archaeology, benefitting both our Archaeology and Anthropology programs.

Candidates must hold a PhD at the time of appointment and have established excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to have or demonstrate an ability to develop and maintain an active, externally-funded research program, as well as to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate student supervision, and program development. The ability to teach archaeological theory would be an asset.

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology currently has 10 full-time faculty appointments with 18 associate and adjunct members from other departments and other institutions. The research and teaching expertise of our faculty is far-reaching, including: historical and precontact archaeology, forensic and biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology, environmental anthropology, and medical and psychological anthropology. The Department offers academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is exemplary in its outreach and engagement activities with government and non-governmental organizations throughout the province, including the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, the Royal Museum of Saskatchewan, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Typical faculty teaching loads are equivalent to four one-term courses per year, with reduced teaching appointments for new faculty members in their first two years. For further information, please see:

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 312 faculty members, including 7 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020):

Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877. We expect to appoint at rank of Assistant Professor.


This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates should submit, via email, a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, a teaching dossier, and arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to:

Dr. Angela R. Lieverse,
Head Department of Archaeology & Anthropology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
55 Campus Dr.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5B1 Canada

For further information, please contact Dr. Lieverse at:
TEL: (306)966-7097 FAX: (306) 966-5640

Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Please advise us if you require special accommodations.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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