Assistant Professor In Social Anthropology

Durham University

The role:

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students, ours is one of the very best Anthropology departments not just in the UK, but the world.  We are currently 35th in the QS World Rankings, 8th in the Complete University Guide and the top ranked integrated Anthropology department in the 2014 REF.

We will look to you to complement and extend our strengths in either health, energy and environment, or political anthropology (focused on themes related to power, conflict or migration). Here, you will have the opportunity to join established research groups such as our lively and welcoming Social Anthropology Research Group, which meets weekly for seminars and provides support for grant applications and research development through workshops, reading groups and discussion groups.

You will play a key role in developing our vibrant research culture and delivering excellent teaching experiences to students. Sharing our departmental commitment to a diverse and integrative anthropology, you will enjoy impressive scope for cross-departmental and international collaboration.

Youll need:

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Social Anthropology or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress).
  • The ability to produce published, world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students.
  • To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
  • The ability to engage with users of research and the generation of public benefit.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

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