Assistant Professor


McMaster University
1280 Main Street West Department of Anthropology
L8S 4L9 Hamilton , ON
43° 15' 28.5516" N, 79° 55' 6.744" W
Ontario CA
Friday, October 1, 2010

The Department of Anthropology at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position in Archaeology at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2011.

We are seeking an archaeologist who is actively engaged in theoretically informed topical research that includes the study of ceramic technology or related materials analysis. Experience with analytical techniques, including petrographic and elemental composition analysis, is an asset for the successful candidate. Regional specialization is open, but a willingness and capacity to undertake or to supervise research in northeastern North America is an additional asset.

The successful candidate will be a researcher who can collaborate with faculty in other fields within the Anthropology Department, and can also develop research links and collaborations beyond the department. The candidate hired will be joining a department with graduate programs in cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and the anthropology of health, and with a strong tradition of collegiality and collaboration.

The candidate selected for this position will be expected to teach undergraduate lecture and seminar courses in archaeology, contribute to MA and PhD teaching and supervision, carry out an active research program leading to peer-reviewed publications, and take on administrative responsibilities. A PhD in anthropological archaeology at the time of hire and evidence of effective university-level teaching are required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. McMaster is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Applications should include a curriculum vita, the names and addresses (including email) of three referees, a statement of research interests and plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy and should be sent in electronic format, though an additional hard copy may be sent by regular mail. Letters of application should address how candidates are prepared to engage in the supervision of graduate students. Submit applications to Aubrey Cannon, Chair, Department of Anthropology.

Institution or Company offering position: 
McMaster University
Contact Name: 
Aubrey Cannon, Chair
(905) 525-9140, ext. 23920