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Teaching Associate in Biological Anthropology (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Archaeology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022
Job Ref: JD31882

The Department of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a full-time, three-year Teaching Associate in Biological Anthropology from the 15th September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, in order to strengthen and support undergraduate and graduate teaching in Biological Anthropology. The Teaching Associate will be based in the Department of Archaeology at the Henry Wellcome Building on Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge.

The post-holder will be expected to support the teaching and teaching staff across the field of Biological Anthropology. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • coordinate and run the seminar sessions of the M.Phil. in Human Evolutionary Studies;
  • be a second marker for most coursework assignments for this MPhil; 
  • supervise MPhil dissertations on topics relevant to their expertise;
  • contribute, as needed, to the following second year core-modules for the Biological Anthropology track of the Archaeology Tripos, and the Biological and Biomedical Science Major in Human Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour of the Natural Science Tripos:
  • B2 Human Ecology and Behaviour,
  • B3 Human Evolution,
  • B4 Comparative Human Biology.
  • contribute to the first year core paper B1 Humans in Biological Perspective, the Evolution and Behaviour module in the Natural Sciences Tripos, and guest-lecture in one or more of the third-year one-term modules of the Archaeology Tripos (B11-B18).
  • supervise undergraduate dissertation projects relevant to their expertise.

The Teaching Associate is not expected to carry out all this teaching in any single year, but to contribute to the teaching of different undergraduate papers as needed.

The successful candidate should have a broad knowledge and familiarity with Biological Anthropology, substantial teaching experience that includes supervisory roles, experience in research projects in the field, and a good knowledge of quantitative methods in the biological sciences.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Good first degree and a doctorate or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area.
  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively at Undergraduate and Masters level broadly within the field of Biological Anthropology.
  • Good organisational abilities
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for three years.

The deadline for application is 8 July 2022. Interviews will be held via video-conferencing on 18 July 2022. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Marta Mirazón Lahr mbml1@cam.ac.uk  or the Department Administrator Anna O'Mahony administrator@arch.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference JD31882 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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