Call for Undergraduate Course Proposals

The Department of Anthropology at UTM would like to invite currently enrolled doctoral students to apply to create and teach a 400-level undergradute seminar course on a stipend basis.

Course and Eligibility Information

The courses will be offered as “H” unit (12 weeks, two hours per week) for the Spring 2018 session and will be taught under the rubric of “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.

Please ensure that your submission meets the following criteria:

  • The format of the course must be clearly designed as a seminar course that targets the knowledge of fourth year undergraduate students who are completing Specialist or Major programmes.  The course must be an excellent capstone fitting the trajectory of the UTM BA program.  Submissions will be evaluated on how well they address the skills, and curricular needs of UTM students. 
  • The syllabus must include clear learning objectives .  Evaluations must be explained in terms of content, format, and percentage of the final grade. The syllabus should include the UTM standard rules and policies for missed and late term work.
  • Weekly seminar topics must have a direct connection to the assigned readings and evaluations.
  • The successful syllabus should speak to more than one subfield in anthropology. Courses which appeal across sub-­‐disciplines will receive preference.

Application Method and Deadline

Application deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 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 Associate Chair, Dr. Sherry Fukuzawa at: