Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 185 regular faculty members in 16 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Arts offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 5000 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Arts houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books and the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive and the Native Language Archive. Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region. Please see http://www.mun.ca/arts/.
NOTE: All applications should quote the appropriate position number as listed in each case.
Tenure-track positions will normally commence July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. The positions normally require a completed doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline. A completed earned doctorate (or recognized terminal qualification in the discipline) is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree.) Letters of application should be sent to the Head of the department, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, the names and addresses of three persons who can supply a letter of reference, and such additional materials as may be specified below. The application must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Applications should reach the Head no later than December 06, 2013.
DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
The Department of Anthropology (http://www.mun.ca/anthro/) invites applications for a tenure-track-position in Sociocultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be an environmental anthropologist with an active program of research, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Possible areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: political ecology, historical ecology, environmental justice, climate change, the built environment, water politics, food sovereignty and environmental activism. Regional specialization is open. Qualified candidates will have a PhD in hand or be near completion. Applicants should submit a covering letter, a CV, sample publications, a research statement, and a teaching dossier to the address below. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover.
Dr. Mark Tate, Head, Department of Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada A1C 5S7. Phone: 1 (709) 864-4052; email: tscott[at]mun.ca
Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.