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Sessional Instructor, Archaeological Consultant in Residence Program, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology

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Job ID: 14289

Updated: November 21, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Since 2015-16, the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at University of Calgary has established its Archaeological Consultant in Residence (ACIR) Program. The objective of this initiative is to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to CRM archaeology through the real world experiences of professionals currently working in the province. To this effect, we are seeking the participation of an Alberta-based Cultural Resource Management (CRM) professional, for the Winter 2018 Session.


The Department has long recognized that many of our undergraduate and graduate students find careers in the CRM Industry. It is therefore essential to establish and maintain strong connections to this industry so that students interested in CRM can receive knowledge, assistance and support to enter succeed in this career. The Archaeological Consultant in Residence Program follows in the step of the “Archaeology beyond the Academy” talk series in achieving this goal.


The incumbent will have a four-month residency and will receive a salary of approximately $6,500. The Archaeological Consultant in Residence (ACIR) will be provided with office space in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology and will be expected to be present in the Department for five hours per week during the regular term (from January to April 2018). Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • One presentation focusing on projects or areas of interest within the CRM industry as part of the Department ANARKY speaker series;
  • Ongoing liaison activities between the Department and the Alberta CRM community, including organizing and presenting the
    “Archaeology beyond the Academy” talk series,
  • Upon agreement with the relevant instructors, contributing to courses in the form of presentations or workshops on specific topics in which the incumbent has expertise (for a list of courses offered in W 2018, please visit this link),
  • Providing advice and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Process:

The successful applicant will outline her/his proposed contributions to the Department in a two-page proposal, to be included with an up to date curriculum vitae. The incumbent will be a practicing Alberta-based CRM professional with a graduate degree and track-record in the profession.

Applications should be emailed to Julie Boyd ( in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, with the heading "Archaeological Consultant in Residence Program".

The application deadline for this program is November 20, 2017.

Results should be announced in December 2017.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

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About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
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Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 


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