Most recent items are listed at the top of each category.


  • Off the Beaten Track – Summer School
    Off the Beaten Track announces the 12th edition of our Anthropological Summer Field School in Malta, Europe. The project is primarily directed toward ethnography, socio-cultural anthropology, and sociology students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Tenure-Track/Full Time Positions

  • Two Tenure-Track Biological Anthropology Faculty Positions are being advertised at the University of Texas at San Antonia. One focuses on health, disease, and environment, and the other on environmental anthropology. Deadlines for applications for these positions are October 2nd and 16th, respectively.
  • The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal is currently inviting applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Gender and Society. The deadline to apply is October 13th, 2017.
  • The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE), OISE, University of Toronto, is advertising for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Black Studies in Education. Closing date for applications is November 1st, 2017.

Non-Tenure Track and Other Positions

Calls for Papers/Conferences/Talks

  • Call for Abstracts: The World Congress of Sociology is happening in Toronto in July of 2018. This is a rare opportunity to access a global network of sociology scholars in a city not far from our own. The deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2017. There are very many diverse sessions to which you can submit an abstract, reflecting a broad range of sociological interests.
  • Call for Abstracts: The McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) invites graduate students and emerging scholars to participate in a special edition graduate conference rethinking the problem of religious diversity in a secular age. The Conference will take place from September 14-16, 2017 at McGill University in Montreal. The submission Deadline for Papers is July 15th, 2017. For more information, please visit their webpage here.
  • The Canadian Anthropology Association annual meeting 2018, co-sponsored by the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), will take place at the Universidad de Oriente located in the beautiful and historic city of Santiago de Cuba from the 16th to the 20th of May. Find more information regarding the meeting and the call for papers here.
  • Call for Papers: Oxford Population, Migration & Environment Symposium – 3 & 4 August 2017 and 7 & 8 December 2017. The Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment is a special interest meeting of London Symposia, an organization devoted to scholarly research, writing, and discourse. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for scientists and policy makers to present papers and engage in discussion relevant to sustainability, human welfare, and progress. The deadline for abstract submissions for the Summer Session is 10 July 2017. Find further information on abstract submission here.
  • Call for Papers: the Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology (CGJSC) (due September 31st, 2017).
    CGJSC welcomes submissions from graduate students involved in research outside of, but related to, the disciplines of sociology and criminology. All fields within the social sciences (ex: Political Science, History, Psychology, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, Labor Studies, Health Sciences, Economics, Anthropology) are encouraged to submit provided that they demonstrate a direct link to a sociological and/or criminological area of study. The journal committee encourages all interested parties to view their mission statement and submissions guidelines on their website:


  • Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative – Call for Applications (Deadline: Friday, September 15)
    As part of its commitment to support interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the fields of Migration and Diaspora Studies, the MDS Initiative is currently accepting applications from new and returning students for its graduate fellowship. Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs to a full-time graduate student who is pursuing courses or research in Migration and Diaspora Studies, the scholarship, valued at $20,000, seeks to recognize students who will use their studies to advance our understanding of the cultural, social, political and economic implications of the movement of people. Deadline for applications to be submitted to the MDS Awards Committee ( by September 15.


Lectures/Courses of Interest/Research

  • Department of History public events and lectures 2017-18
  • The Institute of African Studies presents a panel discussion featuring Chris Huggins, author of Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Contested Paradigms. The discussion will take place Wednesday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. in room 482 of the MacOdrum Library, and will be moderated with Professor Blair Rutherford of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
  • The Institute of African Studies presents a discussion on The African Union and State Building in Somalia with Dr. Walters Samah. The discussion will take place Thursday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. in Dunton Tower 2017.
  • The School of Journalism and Communication presents the 9th Annual Attallah Lecture on Exit and the Mechanical Mom by Dr. Sarah Sharma, Director of the McLuhan Institute at the University of Toronto. The lecture will take place on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms on the second floor of Richcraft Hall.

Graduate Programs at Other Universities

Brock University Child and Youth Studies MA and PhD programs

Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Toronto

Master of Arts in Global Development Studies, Queen’s University 

Graduate Studies in Anthropology, University of Victoria

PhD in Anthropology Specialization in Global Health and Medical/Psychological Anthropology, or Specialization in Globalization, Migration and International Development (SMU)

Doctoral Programs in Anthropological Archaeology (SMU)

Osgoode Hall Graduate Programs in Law