Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:

Assistant Professor - Anthropology



College of Social and Applied Human Sciences




Sociology and Anthropology




October 31, 2012



Position Description:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2013.


A Ph.D. in Anthropology is required. Applications are welcome also from persons who are “All but Dissertation” (ABD) in Anthropology, with a dissertation defence scheduled.


The successful candidate will have a strong research programme in environmental anthropology and/or indigenous peoples’ issues. Applicants with research programs that also incorporate elements of civil society are especially welcome. Ethnographic area is open, but should complement the existing strengths in the Anthropology programs. The successful applicant should be able to teach within the range of our core courses, including anthropological theory, regional ethnography and kinship and social organization. These courses run from second year undergraduate through senior seminars. Being able to contribute to graduate teaching in theory, methods and/or a substantive area is a must. Beyond these requirements, there is also the potential to develop new courses.


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a Major, Minor and Area of Concentration in Anthropology and a MA in Public Issues Anthropology. Anthropology and Sociology faculty are some of the main contributors to the undergraduate International Development Studies program and the Public Issues Anthropology MA provides a home to students who are also undertaking the collaborative MA in International Development Studies. The Department also offers Major, Minor and Area of Concentration in Sociology, as well as Sociology MA and Ph.D. programs. We are central contributors to the Criminal Justice and Public Policy undergraduate program, and the MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Public Policy (both jointly offered with the Department of Political Science).


Applications must include a letter of application (including a statement of teaching and research interests), a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy, course outlines, and course evaluations), and selected recent published scholarly work. Applicants should provide contact information for three referees. Applications should be submitted no later than October 31, 2012  to:

Dr. Patrick Parnaby, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1.


More information about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology can be found at http://www.uoguelph.ca/socioanthro/

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

  The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1