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Lecturer in Social Anthropology

SOAS University of London - Department of Anthropology and Sociology (ANT)

Location: London
Salary: £37,297 to £53,052 per annum inclusive of London allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st November 2019
Closes: 26th January 2020
Job Ref: 002067

Our Department is one of the most respected in the field of social and cultural anthropology in the UK. In terms of Research Outputs we were ranked 4th in the UK in the 2014 REF and is in the top 20 (16th) in the 2019 QS world rankings. At SOAS, Anthropology students can draw on the exceptional regional expertise of SOAS anthropologists while gaining a broad education in the subject, and an irrepressible curiosity about the world. Anthropology is at the heart of the university, one of its largest and most important subjects. It is central to the shared objective of widening horizons, fostering cross-cultural perspectives, challenging taken-for-granted assumptions, and critical engagement with urgent issues.

The department has a single- and joint honours Anthropology programme, seven MA programmes, increased with two-year subject with intensive language degrees and a strong PhD research programme.

Further information on the current compliment of staff, research interests, and taught programmes can be found on the Department’s web site at:

The role and its responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London invites applications for a permanent lectureship tenable from July/August 2019.

You will be expected to conduct high quality research, to convene and teach core theory and optional regional/thematic modules in social/cultural anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and assume normal administrative tasks associated with a Lectureship, including PhD supervision. Expertise in the anthropology of development, migration and diaspora and/or the anthropology of gender will be an advantage.

Candidates seeking further information should contact the Head of the Department, Dr Kevin Latham via e-mail at: Further information about the Department can be found at:

Skills and experience

You must have a PhD in Social or Cultural Anthropology and a record of excellence in research and publication. We seek a candidate with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas that would support, supplement and complement existing specialisms in the department, particularly: anthropology of development, the anthropology of migration and diaspora and the anthropology of gender. You should have a regional interest complementing the SOAS mission.

Further information

  • As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and School closure days, pro rata for part time staff
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket loan, IT equipment loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial childcare support

Closing date: Sunday, 26th January 2020

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: Monday, 17th February 2020.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

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