Assistant Professor/Museum Curator (Tenure-Track) – Anthropology

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About the position

The Department of Anthropology at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Archaeology, Bioanthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, or Museology.  The successful candidate will also be appointed as Museum Curator to manage the collections (Archeology, Bioanthropology, Ethnographic, Reference) that are housed in the Department.  Subject to budgetary approval, this position will commence July 1, 2023.  Salary levels will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; exceptional candidates may be considered at other ranks in accordance with the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Collective Agreement.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Archaeology, Bioanthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, or Museology at the time of appointment.   The successful applicant will be an effective teacher whose scholarship is grounded in community-engaged practices and methodologies and who has a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment.  The position will have split duties – 60% as an Assistant Professor with teaching, research, and service commitments, and 40% as Curator of the Anthropology Museum.  The Curator will provide support for researchers and course instructors, who rely on these collections.  The Curator will also be responsible for supervising the Anthropology Museum collections technician.
The successful candidate will teach core undergraduate courses in their area of specialization, and will develop new courses relevant to department needs.  The successful candidate will establish an innovative program of research that has the potential for external research funding and dissemination through publication or research-creation.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in Departmental and University service, and to make contributions to the broader community.

Application process

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents combined in a single PDF):
  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a teaching statement, sample course outline, and teaching evaluations, if available
  • a statement describing past scholarly work and future research plans
  • a sample of scholarly work (publication or research-creation)
  • any other materials that the candidate considers relevant to their application
Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system (
Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the referees directly to:
Dr. Julie Pelletier, Acting Chair
Department of Anthropology
Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Julie Pelletier, Acting Chair, Department of Anthropology,

Dates to know

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on March 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by March 10, 2023.

Indigenous candidates welcomed

In keeping with the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report, we are especially interested in qualified Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates will be welcomed into an academic community that includes Indigenous colleagues across faculties and departments, an institutional mandate for Indigenization, and strong Indigenous representation in our student body.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff and faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning, and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons to confidentially self-identify at time of application.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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