Department of Anthropology – Contract Lecturers – Distance Education
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturers - Applications are requested to teach one or more of the following courses (subject to availability):
COURSE ANTH 3811 SDE – Consumer Culture & Identity
Starting Date and Duration: May 1 – June 12, 2019
COURSE ANTH 3811 SDF – The 60’s: Cultural Perspective
Starting Date and Duration: May 27 – June 14, 2019
COURSE ANTH 3811 ADE – Archaeology of the Arctic
Starting Date and Duration: July 2 – July 23, 2019
DESCRIPTION OF FACULTY/DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL
Anthropology 3811 SDE – Consumer Culture and Identity
In this class, we will look at the effects of capitalism and consumerism in relation to constructions and performances of identities in media culture, entertainment spectacle, the commercialization of children and youth, and the corporate state. We will explore critical reflexivity in relation to popular culture, neoliberal politics, and the everyday practices of our identities.
Anthropology 3811 SDF – The 60’s Cultural Perspective
This wide-ranging and exciting course closely examines the turbulent and revolutionary period of the 1960’s (and early 70’s) through varied cross-cultural perspectives. Students are invited to revisit and critically analyze a time of often seismic cultural and political change through ethnography, literature, film and other forms of media. Vietnam and the Peace Movement, The FLQ and October Crisis, “The Road” as a generational “totem”, “Black Power”, the Hippie Movement, Women’s Rights, the Origins of the Environmental Movement, Aboriginal Rights, Hallucinogens, Intellectual trends, the Revolutions of 1968, Woodstock, Campus Unrest, Fashion, Film and, of course, the Music of the period, are all fully and objectively examined.
Anthropology 3811 ADE – Consumer Culture and Identity
This course will examine various archaeological perspectives within the Canadian Arctic. Paleo-Eskimo, Dorset, Thule and Historic Inuit cultures will all be examined in-depth. Students will also engage in course components specifically developed from the instructor's archaeological survey and excavation work on Pioneering Thule groups on Somerset Island, and Contact Studies involving Northern Copper Inuit and Royal Navy vessels on Victoria Island in the mid-19th century. Contemporary problems and issues will also be discussed.
Qualifications Preferred: The ideal candidate would have a PhD in Anthropology or related field with significant expertise related to the topic they will be teaching. The minimum requirement is a Master’s degree
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.
Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), a statement of a research plan (current and future interests), copies of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should submit their electronic application to:
Department of Anthropology
Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Fax: (807) 766-7117
A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/hr/employment-opportunites.
Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.
We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343-8334 or email@example.com to make appropriate arrangements.
This position is subject to budgetary approval.