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For Sessional Faculty

The Anthropology Department invites applications for the following teaching position to be offered in the 2019 – 2020 Summer Session.

Date of Posting: Thursday, April 2 – Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (inclusive)

Applications submitted via MOSAIC to the attention of: Dr. Tristan Carter, Undergraduate Chair

Course Name(s)/Number(s): Anthropology 2U03: Plagues and Peoples

Summer Term: Monday, June 22 – Friday, August 7, 2020
Final Exam: as arranged by instructor

Number of Section(s) Available one
Number of Units per Section: three
Location: Online course As a result of COVID-19, our summer course offerings will be held online.

Projected Enrollment: 80

Projected TA Support: none

The class is scheduled for six hours a week of instruction; originally this was to be scheduled Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Now, however, we are strongly encouraging instructors not to deliver synchronous online classes, but instead to produce asynchronous classes that can be undertaken on the students’ own schedules, using the course start and end dates and firm due dates for all assignments and tests. The course commences Tuesday, June 23, with the last class: Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Wage Rate $8,350 (as per Schedule “A” of the current CUPE Local 3906 (Unit 2) Collective Agreement)

Course Description/Relevant Employment Duties

A consideration of the role played by infectious disease in human evolution. The social and biological outcomes of major epidemics and pandemics, past and present, will be explored.

Required Qualifications

A PhD or ABD in Anthropology (or related discipline) is required. Selection will be based on seniority, academic qualifications, teaching competence, ability to perform the various duties of the Appointment, and previous academic employment experience (these criteria are not listed in order of priority.)

Please detail your experience offering online courses/distance education.

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the land protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

  • Supplemented Fees- 15.02(a) The employee may be eligible to receive supplemented fees in accordance with Schedule C of the Collective Agreement. The actual rate of pay when in excess of the base rate of pay is deemed to include any supplemented fees owing, to the extent of the excess amount. If the actual rate of pay is less than the sum of the base rate of pay and the supplemented fees owing, then the employee shall receive the difference.
Application Procedure

Please submit the following by Wednesday, April 15, 2020 via MOSAIC:

A cover letter stating your intent to apply for the position (including your address, phone number, and email address) and emphasizing your experience with the material to be taught.
A resume listing your academic qualifications and relevant employment experience.
Information necessary to determine your current and aggregate seniority (as defined by Article 20 of the Unit 2 Collective Agreement).
Names and contact information of two references. Applicants will not be required to submit reference letters as part of their application.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Services Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or Nina Bovair at ext. 23850 to communicate accommodation needs.