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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Anthropology (Physical, Forensic)

University of Dundee - Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification

Location: Dundee
Salary: £36,261 to £58,089
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st December 2018
Closes: 18th January 2019
Job Ref: SSEN0156

Fixed -Term - 36 months

This post represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee. The post holder will participate in the development and delivery of high quality programmes of education and training in undergraduate and postgraduate forensic and physical anthropology, osteology, anatomy and/or related subjects. The post holder will have an opportunity to assist in the strategic development of CAHID, building on its interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative approaches to teaching and training, to supervise research projects for students at both undergraduate and taught MSc levels, and to engage in the supervision of PhD students.

The level of the position appointed will be consistent with the qualifications, experience and qualities of the candidate (see full job description).

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Your priorities will include:

  • Contributing to all aspects of teaching / marking of assessments and examinations
  • Contributing to the development and enhancement of provision of forensic anthropology, anotomy and/or related subjects
  • Academic leadership
  • Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD research students

Who we are looking for:

Essential criteria

  • PHD in a relevant subject to forensic anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, anatomy, human osteology or human identification.
  • BSc and/or MSc in forensic anthropology, anatomy or related science subject.
  • Experience of teaching at University or equivalent level.
  • Clear evidence of learning and teaching competence.
  • Evidence of use of innovative teaching methods.

Desirable criteria:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education/Fellowship of Higher Education Academy or willingness to undertake.
  • Evidence of administering or assisting in administering modules.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of successful supervision of BSc and/or taught MSc student projects.

College / School / Directorate Information

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee. 
For further information about this position please contact Tracey Wilkinson at

To find out more about the team please visit:

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

Any Additional Information

Anatomy and forensic anthropology are core activities of the University of Dundee’s award winning Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. CAHID offers a suite of programmes in forensic anthropology, anatomy, forensic art and forensic archaeology at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. CAHID has excellent relationships with the practitioner community in forensic anthropology and forensic science and is widely networked both nationally and internationally, engaging in the development of teaching, practice and professional policy. Our centre undertakes a variety of casework and works regularly with the police, legal professionals (prosecutors, defence lawyers and judiciary). All of our forensic anthropology staff are certified by the professional body and all undertake active casework.

CAHID has a rich and vibrant research community with over 25 PhD students, creating a research led teaching culture.

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