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Sociology and Social Anthropology

Dalhousie University – Probationary Tenure-Track position in the Anthropology of Self, Community and Society

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of Dalhousie University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in the Anthropology of Self, Community and Society at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting 1 July 2018. The candidate should have an interest and some experience with experiential learningApplicants should be able to situate their research in one or more of the Department’s three areas of specialization: Critical Health Studies; Economy, Work and Development; and Social Justice and Inequality. Ideally, the geographic area of specialization would broaden the range currently covered in the department. Given the cooperative structure of teaching and supervision in our joint department, we seek an anthropologist conversant with relevant sociological literatures and methods in their area. Applicants must have a completed PhD in Anthropology by the date of appointment, a promising research profile and agenda, and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence. They will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision (at BA, MA, and PhD levels). The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged in more than twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees.

Please submit complete applications, including: a letter of application; a Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample (max. 30 pp.); a teaching dossier addressing teaching effectiveness and teaching interests; the names and contact information of three academic referees; and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid [Internet Explorer compatible link]) to: Lindsay DuBois, Chair, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, c/o Leola.Lefebvre@dal.ca.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The deadline for completed applications is 30 November, 2017.