McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Contractually Limited Appointment - Assistant Professor

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a contractually-limited appointment (CLA) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Physical Anthropology, for the period covering July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014.   The position includes teaching undergraduate classes and some administrative responsibilities.  The successful candidate will teach six 3-unit courses, as listed below.   Enrolment capacities are in parentheses.

Term 1

ANTH 1AA3E                      Introduction to Anthropology:  Sex, Food and Death (475)
ANTH 2E03                        Human Variation and Evolutionary Change  (150)
ANTH 2FF3                        Human Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology (40)

Term 2

ANTH 3FA3                         Forensic Anthropology (160)
ANTH 3PP3                         Paleopathology (25)
ANTH 4R03                         Skeletal Biology of Earlier Human Populations (25)

A Ph.D. degree in Anthropology is required, together with successful teaching experience. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and three letters of reference should be sent in electronic format.

Dr. Petra Rethmann, Chair
Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L9

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 12, 2013.

Note: Full description of the department and course descriptions may be viewed at our website http: /

Posted: March 12th, 2013

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster University 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, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).
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