Assistant Professor - Sociocultural Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Sociocultural Anthropology. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019. 

We seek a scholar with strengths in social and anthropological theory with an ongoing ethnographic research program. Applicants must be engaged in innovative work in the area(s) of energy and/or environmental humanities. Topics may include, but are not limited to, environmental justice, energy/climate governance, and the politics of environmental knowledge production. Geographic area is open. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths in UTM Anthropology ( and in the tri-campus Anthropology Graduate Program ( 

Applicants must have a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, show evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrate excellence in research. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in anthropological journals or equivalent peer-reviewed venues or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, and/or presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants or awards; and strong endorsements by referees of international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; the teaching statement; strong letters of reference; sample syllabi and course materials; teaching evaluations; and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

The University of Toronto Mississauga has an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern and spacious campus. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, high quality, innovative, independent, competitive, and externally funded program of research, to supervise graduate students, to pursue excellence in teaching in the UTM Anthropology undergraduate program (, and to participate actively in the tri-campus University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program ( Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the following link:    Applications must be submitted online and submission guidelines can be found at: The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including reference letters, is Dec. 17, 2018. 

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi or course materials), and two representative publications. Three letters of reference must also be sent by email by the deadline, as noted below. 

We ask that candidates combine requested documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 
(1) Cover Letter, CV, research statements and teaching dossier, titled: YourSurnameFirstname application_1804439.pdf (or .doc) 

(2) Publications can be a separate document if too large to bundle with the above; if a separate document, please title as: YourSurnameFirstname publications_1804439.pdf (or .doc).  We will only accept applications through the UofT online application system, which can accommodate a maximum of 8.3MB per attachment. Please compress any large files to under 8.3MB.  
All applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly by e-mail to, addressed to Professor Esteban Parra, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and with the Subject line “Sociocultural Anthropology Hire,” by the closing date of December 17, 2018. Receipt of all three letters will be necessary to review an application. 

If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Professor Esteban Parra at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/ Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see 

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