University of Toronto — Assistant Professor – Contractually Limited Term Appointment – Sociocultural Medical Anthropology

Assistant Professor – Contractually Limited Term Appointment – Sociocultural Medical Anthropology
Date Posted: 03/14/2022
Closing Date: 04/18/2022, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 22464
Job Category: Faculty – Contractually Limited Term Appointment
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Anthropology
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time, three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Medical Anthropology, beginning July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter, ending June 30, 2025.

Applicants must have a earned a PhD in Anthropology (Socio-cultural or Medical) by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates must have expertise in global health, health and humanitarianism, gender and health, biocultural medical anthropology, migration and health, or food sovereignty and health. Regional focus is open.

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance existing departmental strengths ( . The applicant hired will be expected to teach courses at a range of levels, from large introductory courses to upper-level small undergraduate seminars.

Excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of publications, or forthcoming publications, in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals meeting high international standards; the submitted research statement; presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants, accolades or awards as appropriate for stage of career; and strong endorsements by referees of high stature.

Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching awards and accomplishments as appropriate for stage of career; strong letters of reference; and the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier which includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at All application materials, including CV, cover letter, and reference letters should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by April 18, 2022.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact