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Tenure-track, Anthropology of Religion,Contemporary Islam in Asia


Date Posted: October 01, 2013
Region: Ontario
Institution: University of Waterloo
Discipline: Anthropology
Web Link: and

The Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of the Anthropology of Religion, with a research focus on Contemporary Islam in Asia, preferably outside the Middle East.

Candidates must have a completed PhD and a proven record of excellence in research, teaching, and graduate supervision commensurate with stage of career. The Department of Anthropology has a flourishing undergraduate program and a Master’s program in Public Issues Anthropology, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to both.

The candidate will also teach at least one course on Islam for the Department of Religious Studies, and will be offered the opportunity to participate in the joint Laurier-Waterloo Ph.D in Religious Studies which focuses on Religious Diversity in North America. Additional information concerning the Department of Anthropology can be found at; additional information about the Department of Religious Studies can be found at

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2014.

Applications must be submitted online at Applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three referees, a teaching statement, an outline of research plans, teaching evaluations if available, and three examples of scholarly work.

Enquiries may be directed to Professor Maria Liston, Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.