Assistant Professor

McGill University,Dept of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development

Joint Tenure Track Appointment in Anthropology of Development
in the Department of Anthropology
and the Institute for the Study of International Development

The Department of Anthropology and the Institute for the Study of International Development
(ISID) at McGill University invite applications for a jointly appointed Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
position in the Anthropology of Development, effective August 1, 2024. We seek candidates whose work
is centrally concerned with the critical exploration of development, broadly defined. The successful
candidate will bring ethnographic and anthropological insights to timely issues concerning development in
ways that also speak to and illuminate foundational anthropological concerns. Theoretical and geographical
areas are open. Areas of research may include (but are not limited to): race and racism; economic
anthropology; political economy; structural inequalities; rural livelihoods; environment; indigenous studies;
gender and sexuality. Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and
demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. The
successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course in the anthropology of development
and core courses for the new MA program in development studies (hosted at ISID) and to develop courses
at all levels in their areas of specialization. The successful candidate will play a key role in establishing the
new MA program in International Development and exhibit a commitment to service in both units and at
the university.

Applicants should have already completed the PhD or be very near completion. Appointment is expected
to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional

Applications are due November 15, 2023 and will be received via Workday, the University’s human
resources management system, at the following link:
US/McGill_Careers/job/Leacock-Building/Assistant-Professor_JR0000047063  . Applicants will be
required to upload a cover letter addressing their research interests, teaching experience, and, where
relevant, service activities. Candidates should also submit their curriculum vitae, two writing samples,
teaching statement, and the contact information of three referees. For further information, please consult
the following websites: for the Department of Anthropology ( and
for the Institute for the Study of International Development (

McGill University is centrally located in downtown Montreal, which is a culturally diverse, cosmopolitan and
bilingual (French/English) city, with a high quality of cultural life and publically funded health care. McGill
is an international and research-intensive University, with an exceptionally strong undergraduate and
graduate student body, which enjoys collegial governance, extensive employee benefits (health, dental, life
insurance and pension) and co-operative research and teaching ties with other Montreal universities.

McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are
conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in
writing. Knowledge of French is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Enquiries may be directed to k[email protected] (Chair, Department of Anthropology) or
[email protected] (Associate Director, ISID).

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and
excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women,
Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations
and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage
productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination
and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both
within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that
may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that
affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered
to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups
to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with
disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of
the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures ( ). Persons with disabilities
who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,
[email protected] 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

View or Apply
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email – cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.