Date Posted: 
March 2, 2023
Closing Date: 
March 21, 2023

POSITION START: May 1, 2023 or September 1, 2023 

The Department of Anthropology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) invites applications for a permanent faculty member to begin May 1, 2023 or September 1, 2023. Kwantlen Polytechnic University serves a unique regional environment, encompassing a range of communities in the south of the stɑl̓əw̓/stó:lō/Fraser River in the lands known today as British Columbia. We are embarking on a wide-ranging search for an Indigenous instructor (inclusive of status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) with expertise and experience that incorporates Indigenous approaches to anthropological and interdisciplinary studies.  


The position is for a 100% regular faculty position which is a total of 8 courses per year. The position will involve teaching both introductory and advanced courses that focus on Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing, doing, being and becoming.  As part of a full courseload in the department, the teaching rotation includes multiple sections of our introductory course on Social and Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1100). Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1100) is typically taught in a wide variety of ways, based on the instructor’s own experience and expertise. The upper-level courses in Anthropology have a flexible scope, with instructors developing their own approaches to the topics. Faculty members also have the opportunity to develop new courses related to their individual areas of expertise. For information about KPU Anthropology courses, please visit:  

Teaching will take place in some combination of Spring, Summer, and/or Fall terms. This will also include the option of having a ‘non-teaching’ term in which the instructor will be able to spend time on professional development, research, experiential learning projects, community-building, and vacation time. Members of the Anthropology department also regularly participate in a range of service initiatives, which have included the Research Ethics Board, KPU Senate, Faculty of Arts committees, and Articulation committees.  

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