18 September 2010

WANTED: Assistant Professor of Legal Anthropology (McGill)

I just received the following notice:

McGill University, Department of Anthropology seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in legal anthropology with a strong research and publication record based on ethnographic field research. The appointment is to begin August 1, 2011. The Department is especially interested in applicants with research backgrounds in the following: human rights, development, humanitarian intervention, and other transnational normative structures; legal pluralism; emergent and contested identities; conflict and social control; and the shaping of public opinion and public policy. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand, will be expected to develop a competitive, externally-funded research program involving graduate students, and contribute actively to teaching and service. Area of specialization is open, though some preference will be given to those candidates working in Asia (particularly South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia) and Africa (particularly West and South Africa).

Applicants should send one copy of each of the following: C.V.; letter describing research and teaching experience; one writing sample (in electronic format) such as an offprint, article in press, or thesis chapter; and names of 3 referees (with phone, fax, and e-mail addresses). Applications should be sent before November 15 to Prof. Ronald Niezen, Chair, Department of Anthropology, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T7. Fluency in French is an asset. For further information, e-mail ronald.niezen@mcgill.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

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