Assistant Professor Archaeological Science

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University is seeking to fill one Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in Archaeology, with a preferred start date of January 1, 2025.                

Simon Fraser University is the number one comprehensive university in Canada and the Department of Archaeology at SFU has a very high reputation and is widely recognized internationally, being recently placed within the top 20 in the world, the top 10 in North America, and 1st in Canada.

The Department has concentrated expertise in three areas – Lab-based archaeological sciences, First Nations Heritage and Resource Management, and Biological Anthropology, including Forensic sciences. We have a strong focus on high-quality lab-, field- and community-based research and engagement, as well as on experiential training of our students.

We seek an expert in human-environment interactions, with a PhD in Archaeology or related areas, with a strong field-based research program in the Pacific Northwest of North America. However, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. Preference will be given to candidates with an archaeological science focus or background, or with expertise in technological approaches/applications to archaeology.

The successful candidate is expected to bring complementary expertise to the existing ones in the Department to enhance our strength in research and training in Archaeology, as well as teaching in our Cultural Resource Management Certificate. We seek an expert with demonstrated or potential capacity to attract funding, supervise and mentor graduate students, and develop new undergraduate courses. The candidate is also expected to develop and teach the local British Columbia field school in our curriculum. Our normal teaching load is 4 courses/year.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this position is $104,700 to $133,322. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have a PhD; however, PhD candidates with a solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. A reasonable estimate for the salary range if the successful candidate will be starting as an Instructor is $98,340.

Candidates should submit a maximum 2-page cover letter, a 1-page teaching statement (plus an original course syllabus), a 2-page research statement, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees (reference letters are not required at this stage). The deadline for receiving all application materials is September 15, 2024. Please submit your application to Attn: Hugo Cardoso, Chair.

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

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

We recognize the unceded traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Nations, on which Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand.

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