Call for Undergraduate Course Proposals

The Department of Anthropology at UTM is pleased to announce that it will offer two 400-level undergraduate courses to be taught on a stipend basis by currently enrolled doctoral students. 

Course and Eligibility Information

The two courses will be offered as “H” units (12 weeks, two hours per week) for the Spring 2018 session and will be taught under the rubric of “Special Problems in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology” and “Special Problems in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology”.

Students are invited to propose topics within their own areas of expertise; the proposals will be adjudicated on a competitive basis on the basis of academic promise and appropriateness to the UTM undergraduate curriculum.

Applicants should be an upper-level doctoral student with an ABD status (all course work and qualifying exams completed). The topics may be related to the applicant’s dissertation topic, but this is not obligatory. In choosing among proposals, the department will evaluate how well they address the skills, curiosity and curricular needs of UTM students – in particular of third and fourth year students who are completing Specialist or Major programs. Courses which appeal across sub-disciplines may receive preference.

Application Method and Deadline

Application deadline is April 19, 2017.

Two-step application method (both steps must be completed by deadline date):

  1. Applicants must submit the online Undergraduate Course Proposal Application Form
  2. Applicants must also submit the following documentation via email to the Departmental Assistant at
    1. Course syllabus
    2. Up-to-date curriculum vitae
    3. Name(s) and contact information (email and phone number) of one or more referees who can comment on their work and teaching potential


If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Administrator and Chair’s Assistant, Angela Sidoriak at: