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Assistant Professor, Health Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

Scarborough, Ontario
Deadline November 19, 2015

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor, Health Studies Req 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 including Anthropology or Biology 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.