The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one per cent of institutions globally. In the last few years, we have invested strategically to deliver more than £350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for further investment between now and the end of this year.

These four posts in Sociology and Anthropology are located in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology. In the 2014 REF exercise, the department was submitted to the Sociology review panel and was placed 4th nationally in terms of overall grade when research intensity was taken into account. 100% of research staff were submitted to the REF exercise, testament to the vibrant and strongly inter-and trans-disciplinary research culture of the unit.

The Roles

Four permanent positions are available starting from 1 September 2016:

For these Professor posts, we are looking for leading international figures with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research groups. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications. We expect the successful candidates to be individuals who will markedly strengthen research and teaching activities in the Sociology and Anthropology streams of the department and who have research interests which strongly resonate across the research streams in the unit.

Successful applicants for the Lecturer posts must be educated to PhD level on Sociology or Anthropology, or a closely-related discipline and must be able to demonstrate experience in, or strong potential for, research leadership and grant winning, and a track record in referred publications.

For each of the roles the successful candidates will bring sociological or anthropological expertise to bear on at least one of the interdisciplinary research clusters of the department which are Science and Technology, Health and Well-being, Security, Culture, Social Philosophy, and Social Theory. Candidates whose research traverses more than one of these clusters are particularly welcomed.