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Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Biological Anthropology

Education, Sciences, Social Sciences

Saint Mary\'s University

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

Tenure-Track Position in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in biological anthropology. We are seeking a scholar who has an active research program in one of two areas: paleoanthropology or primatology. We have a strong preference, furthermore, for a candidate with previous experience developing and delivering field school opportunities for students, and who can make use of the skeletal materials and hominid casts in our biological/forensic laboratory and the capacity to engage with the public in communicating anthropological insights. Geographical specialization is open.

Applicants should have a demonstrative record of excellence in teaching and provide evidence of their potential for research productivity. Applicants should be capable of developing and teaching courses at all undergraduate levels (introductory to senior) in biological anthropology, paleoanthropology and/or primatology. Their interests should complement the interests of existing Department members. They must hold a PhD or have ABD status with the dissertation near completion. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Our Department offers a BA major and a rigorous BA honours major. We participate in co-operative education and teaching in various learning communities. Saint Mary’s University is committed to serving local, regional, national, and international communities and to integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate students. The Faculty of Arts is particularly interested in scholars whose teaching and research can also contribute to the various Arts interdisciplinary programmes. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website to determine how, as potential hires, they might enrich our intellectual community.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the northeastern United States. For more information about the University, visit

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. The University encourages applicants from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, and graduate school transcripts. Apply for this opportunity online by visiting and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the “Apply Online Now” button. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation to Dr. Rylan Higgins, Chairperson, Department of Anthropology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3.

Consideration of applications will begin on March 9th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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