Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU is a teaching-oriented polytechnic university serving communities in the South Fraser region. As leaders in innovative and interdisciplinary education, we offer all learners, regardless of background and preparation, opportunities to achieve the highest standards of academic performance. Our many programs of study provide applied learning and broad-based university education.

Competition #: 17-29
Work Group: Faculty
Status: Regular part-time (0.50%), starting Jan 1, 2018
Location: Surrey, Richmond or Langley

The Department of Anthropology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) invites applications for a Regular part-time (50%) faculty position to begin January 1, 2018. We seek faculty with expertise and experience in biological and /or forensic anthropology.

The courses associated with this position will be taught in the Spring (January-April) and Summer (May-August) semesters. The successful candidate will teach from among the following courses:

 ANTH 1200 Biological Anthropology
 ANTH 1217 Forensic Anthropology
 ANTH 3502 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology

For information about KPU Anthropology courses, please visit:

The Person
We are seeking individuals who meet the following qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who have a Ph.D. or are nearing completion; however, applicants with an M.A. and extensive relevant and applicable experience will be considered. Applications should provide evidence of previous upper-level teaching experience in biological and/or forensic anthropology, and/or proposals for special topics courses in these areas. Preference will be given to candidates who can bring applied anthropology experience to the position.

How to apply A complete application includes current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of undergraduate teaching success, copies of sample course syllabi/outlines, sample of research/publication, copies of transcripts of all degrees, and a list of three professional referees able to comment on your teaching ability and academic accomplishments. Short-listed applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

Please submit applications in this format.

Lastname.Firstname_Competition#_Name of Document
For example,
Doe.John_Competition1615_Cover Letter

To be considered for this exciting opportunity at one of B.C.’s Top Employers, please e-mail your full application, quoting the competition number 17-29 by September 8, 2017 to

We thank all applicants for their interest in KPU; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of original transcripts.

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



Contact Info

Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)
c/o Karli Whitmore
125 rue Jean de la Londe, #301
Baie d'Urfe (Québec) H9X 3T8