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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: 22nd November 2019
Closes: 26th January 2020
Job Ref: 002068

£45,026 - £53,052 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Please note that successful candidates who have not yet completed their PhD will be appointed on Grade 7 (£37,297 - £43,823 per annum inclusive of London Allowance), and regraded to Grade 8 on successful completion of their PhD.

About the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and is celebrated it’s Centenary in 2016.

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, convene and teach a popular module in the anthropology of gender, make a major contribution to core theory modules in social/cultural anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and assume normal administrative tasks associated with a Lectureship, including PhD supervision.

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 specialising in anthropology and gender with regional interest in Asia or Africa and their Diasporas.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form and provide a copy of your CV together with a supporting statement. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.

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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