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Presidential Academic Fellowship: Social Anthropology: Medical/Health Anthropology

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £40,792 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th January 2019
Closes: 26th February 2019

Job Reference : HUM-13245
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 26/02/2019
Salary : £40,792 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : 
Hours Per week : Full Time and Part Time posts available
Contract Duration : Initial 4 Year Fellowship leading to a permanent and appropriate academic contract

Presidential Academic Fellowship: Social Anthropology: Medical/Health Anthropology

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

The University of Manchester

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year.  Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship.  You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

We are looking for an excellent scholar and teacher whose main contribution to our department will lie in the domain of medical anthropology and/or the anthropology of health and illness. Applicants must have experience of long-term ethnographic fieldwork, a strong programme of future research, and a proven capacity to engage with current anthropological concerns, and with more general debates on global health. The geographical area of specialization is open, but we particularly welcome candidates with a research focus that complements existing strengths in research and teaching in the areas of illness and death, biotechnology, plastic surgery and the body. Candidates should have the capacity to teach core and specialist courses in medical anthropology to undergraduate and graduate students.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You’ll bring to the role a sustained record of publication output. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own funding will be key to your success.

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The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality.  Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Anthony Simpson


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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