Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Oxford Brookes University - Department of Social Sciences

Part-Time, Fixed-Term - Academic

The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, wishes to appoint a part time (0.5) Lecturer in Social Anthropology. You will be expected to contribute to teaching in social anthropology, including lecturing, examining, academic guidance of students, and assistance with the administration and organisation of teaching and research. Expertise in the anthropology of Japan would be advantageous. This is a fixed-term position for 3 years.

Applicants should have a doctorate completed or very near to completion in social anthropology. Applicants need evidence of the following: excellence in teaching, a good track record as an active researcher commensurate with current career stage, and a good record of collaboration and team-work.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Programme Lead for Anthropology, Dr Louella Matsunaga (tel: 01865-484026, email: lmatsunaga@brookes.ac.uk) to discuss the post further. You may also wish to consult our web site (at http://www.social-sciences.brookes.ac.uk/) for further details of Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences.

As Lecturer in Social Anthropology you will be responsible for:

  • Teaching students using appropriate instruction methods, and setting and assessing students' work.
  • Contributing to the teaching and marking for social anthropology modules as required. You may also be required to act as module leader for one or more modules.
  • Supervising and assessing students' projects and dissertations.
  • Maintaining and developing a research plan and publication strategy, supported by senior colleagues.
  • Contributing to curriculum development work including planning, development, evaluation, and updating of courses and course materials.
  • Caring for the pastoral needs of students, including counselling, welfare, and guidance.

To apply for the role of Lecturer in Social Anthropology you should have:

  • PhD in Anthropology, or be near completion.
  • A good record of recent research and publication, commensurate with career stage.
  • Demonstrable ability to teach Anthropology at undergraduate level.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Preference may be given to a candidate with an expertise in the anthropology of Japan.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

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