The Department of Anthropology at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
St. Francis Xavier University is located in Mi’kmaki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. It is a leading national undergraduate university with a reputation of academic excellence, scholarly inquiry, and service to society. Recognized as one of the finest universities in Canada, StFX is meeting the needs of today’s undergraduates through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad. As part of its mission of excellence in teaching, the university sees faculty involvement in research,reflective inquiry and creative work as essential.
StFX is committed to providing strong support for the encouragement of these priorities. StFX University is situated in a vibrant east coast arts community of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, a community noted for the quality of its culture and recreational facilities, friendliness of its people, and the natural beauty of its coastal landscape.
We are looking for an Indigenous scholar. The area of research is open; possibilities include (but are not limited to): Indigenous ecological knowledge, ethnohistory, sustainable community development, Indigenous rights, governance, critical environmental anthropology, Indigenous wellbeing, health and medical anthropology. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Anthropology or a closely related discipline (that is, using ethnological methodologies), such as Indigenous Studies, or Geography; a PhD is preferred, however candidates witha Master’s degree and university teaching experience or relevant professional experience will also be considered.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a vibrant undergraduate program that includes social anthropology and archaeology. The new faculty member will be expected to teach existing core courses and develop and teach new courses, maintain an active research program, and participate in the administration of the Department and the University. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with members of both Indigenous and academic communities and to support the project of Decolonizing the University.
Applicants are requested to address how they fulfill the following elements:
- knowledge of L’nu and/or other Canadian Indigenous societies and cultures
- training in Anthropology
- ability to teach undergraduate courses in Anthropology, including existing courses at the introductory level
- teaching interests
- research interests
- experience with, commitment to, facilitation and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
St. Francis Xavier University is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. To address the underrepresentation of Indigenous scholars in academic positions, the Academic Vice-President and Provost reserves this position for scholars who self-identify as Indigenous. All applicants must selfidentify as Indigenous in their cover letter. Information applicants provide about their identity will only be shared with the Search Committee. The successful applicant may be required to provide additional self-identification information prior to hiring.
Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application addressing the above areas, a curriculum vitae, a long-term research plan, and a sample of research product (for example, peer-reviewed articles, or other relevant form), as well as a summary of teaching philosophy and experience, including sample syllabi. The names and contact information of three referees should be included.
All materials and questions should be sent via email to:
Dr. Susan Vincent
Chair, Department of Anthropology
N.B. Review of applications will begin February 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
“Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents”