Department of Anthropology – Contract Lecturers
Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturers - Applications are requested to teach one or more of the following courses (subject to availability):
Starting Date and Duration: September 8 – April 6, 2021
Anthropology 1032 — Introduction to Biological Anthropology & Archaeology
Anthropology 2110 — Biology of Human Variation
Anthropology 2112 – Human Evolution
Anthropology 2517 – Exploring Ethnography
Anthropology 3138 & Lab – Introduction the DNA Methods
Anthropology 3312 – Medical Anthropology
Anthropology 3715 – Plagues & People
Anthropology 4219 & Lab – Human Skeletal and Dental Biology
Anthropology 4811 – Special Topics - TBD
DESCRIPTION OF FACULTY/DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL
Anthropology 1032 WAO — Introduction to Biological Anthropology & Archaeology (Winter 2021)
A general introduction to biological anthropology and archaeology. The course covers topics ranging from the biological origin of humans, the appearance of human culture, and the rise of civilization.
Anthropology 2110 FAO — Biology of Human Variation (Fall 2020)
This course focuses on human microevolution. Topics include evolutionary theory, the genetic background of human variation, human adaptability and the role of disease in human evolution.
Anthropology 2112 WAO – Human Evolution (Winter 2021)
The field of paleoanthropology is examined in this course. Students are introduced to comparative primate biology, including behaviour, as a background to examining the fossil evidence for human evolution.
Anthropology 2517 WAO – Exploring Ethnography (Winter 2021)
Ethnography, as the hallmark method and product of sociocultural anthropology, combines the theories and practices of the discipline. Students will engage in selected ethnographies to explore topics such as culture, fieldwork, and the representations of the Other and the Self.
Anthropology 3138 FAO & Lab – Introduction the DNA Methods (Fall 2020)
An introduction to methods used in molecular biology, biochemistry and molecular anthropology with emphasis on the techniques and their application. The laboratory component covers the analysis of nucleic acids particularly DNA, and includes basic techniques such as gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction, and the polymerase chain reaction. Methods of DNA data analysis and interpretation are also introduced, including forensic science, molecular anthropology, molecular biology and molecular archaeology.
Anthropology 3312 WDE – Medical Anthropology – ONLINE Course (Winter 2021)
Introduction to the central concepts and methods of medical anthropology, drawing on classic and contemporary texts. How do social processes determine disease and health outcomes among individuals and groups? Social, political, and economic agendas will be analyzed to show how illness is socially constructed, diagnosed, managed, and treated in various societies.
Anthropology 3715 WA / WAO – Plagues & People (Winter 2021)
An examination of selected historic, recent and emerging infectious disease epidemics within an evolutionary, ecological and epidemiological context, and considers the complex biological, social and economic repercussions for human populations.
Anthropology 4219 FAO & Lab – Human Skeletal and Dental Biology (Fall 2020)
A comprehensive study of human osteology and dental anatomy. The lab focuses on both normal and variational anatomy.
Anthropology 4811 WAO – Special Topics - TBD (Winter 2021)
Topic to be determined – Proposals welcome
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 March 2, 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make appropriate arrangements.
This position is subject to budgetary approval