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Appalachian State University (NC) - Dept. Chair, Sustainable Development Department - Dec. 3[]

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a discipline related to sustainable development and a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership; university-level administrative and teaching experience; and a record of productive and active scholarship. Desired qualifications include interdisciplinary experience; demonstrated ability to obtain external and internal funding; and commitment to community engagement and sustainable development practice.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department is an interdisciplinary critical development studies program that integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with more than 300 undergraduate majors and the potential for a new graduate program. Students concentrate in one of four programs in community, regional, and global development; sustainable agriculture; environmental studies; or an individually-designed program. The Department’s mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our faculty have a strong transdisciplinary dedication to sustainability, including expertise in sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, environmental studies, and the humanities. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University’s commitment to building a just and sustainable future. Additional information about the Department is available at

APPLICATION: Complete applications will include the following: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) 500-word maximum statement on your leadership style and experience; 4) 500-word maximum statement on your understanding of sustainable development ; and 5) the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of candidates will begin December 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  All application materials should be submitted as one PDF file labeled by the candidate’s first and last name to Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at <>.

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Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT)[]

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at

Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.  ===University of Calgary (CAN) - Assistant Professor - Medical Anthropology - Jan 14, 2016===

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Medical Anthropology with a focus on the health of Indigenous peoples of Canada. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in the area of Medical Anthropology with a focus on the health, community health and community well-being of Indigenous peoples of Canada. The successful candidate will produce high impact research and scholarship, secure external research funding and play an active role in teaching and graduate supervision in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Service to the department, faculty, University and community will also be expected.

Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or in a related field. In addition, they must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching informed by Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies and knowledges. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through community-based research projects and Indigenous methodologies leading to peer-reviewed publications, a strong record of research productivity, and track record of (or potential to) securing research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and expertise in advancing projects with Canadian Indigenous communities in their field of research.

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department, please visit .

All applications must be received by January 14, 2016. Please provide an up to date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, three samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information for 3 referees. The materials should be directed to Julie Boyd (

University of Colorado Cancer Center, College of Public Health[]

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) - Asst. Professor - Health Studies - Anthropology (Environment and Health) - Deadline: November 19 2015[]

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor Health Studies Job Requisition # 1501192

Faculty: University of Toronto Scarborough

Deadline: November 19, 2015

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto at Scarborough invites applications for a tenure stream appointment with a primary focus in environment and health.  The successful candidate will be part of the Health Studies program.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2016.

We seek someone with a grounding in the health sciences who also has an understanding of social forces and conditions and will be at home in a Social Science department. The successful candidate will be able to speak across disciplinary boundaries and work alongside colleagues with divergent disciplinary approaches to the study of health and illness. She or he will be someone with an interest in environmental health, broadly speaking; familiar with an epidemiological approach; and comfortable with both quantitative and qualitative methods. Knowledge of toxicology would be of interest. 

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area, such as Anthropology, Biology, or Epidemiology, by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and are expected to develop an independently funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees. The candidate should also have demonstrated excellence in teaching and graduate student supervision experience is an asset, as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching materials submitted as part of the application.  

The successful candidate will teach large introductory and second year lecture courses as well as upper year seminars in the undergraduate Health Studies program at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Health Studies program provides a strongly interdisciplinary look at health and enables students to gain either a BA or BSc degree. The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the BSc stream.  She or he also will become a full member of a tri-campus graduate department best suited to her or his area of scholarly focus, and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department.  Likely possibilities include but are not limited to the tri-campus graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences or the tri-campus graduate Department of Anthropology. There are also opportunities to participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs and centres at the University of Toronto.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter outlining current and future research interests, full CV, writing sample, and teaching dossier (to include a statement of teaching philosophy). 

Submission guidelines are available at  We recommend combining documents into one or two files, preferably in PDF format, although MS Word format is also acceptable. The closing date for applications is November 19th, 2015.

In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent by the closing date directly to Professor Michael Lambek, Chair, Department of Anthropology, by email to . If you have questions about the position, please contact Ann-Marie Smith . 

For more information on the graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, see and on the graduate Department of Anthropology, see   

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.  

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

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