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Lecturer (Academic) in Biological Anthropology

Bournemouth University - Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £36,386 to £42,155 per annum with further progression opportunities to £46,047
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th November 2022
Closes: 11th December 2022
Job Ref: FST496

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology offers a vibrant research and learning culture with a strong reputation for practical, applied and theoretically-informed archaeological and anthropological science. Our research expertise spans three main themes: communities and identities (especially diet, subsistence and mobility, the anthropology of conflict and violence, and cultural identity); animals, plants and environments (especially human/animal interactions, palaeoecological reconstruction of past environments and human response to environmental change); and artefacts, places and landscapes (especially the use of remote sensing and geographical techniques, and material culture, production and consumption). Two Research Institutes are also aligned with the department, The Institute for Modelling Socio-Environmental Transitions (IMSET) and The Institute for Studies in Landscape and Human Evolution (ISLHE). 

As Lecturer (Academic) in Biological Anthropology, you will be able to demonstrate expertise in an area of biological anthropology that complements and/or expands our existing Biological Anthropology teaching and research capacity. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 

You will be qualified to Doctoral level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement. 

Applications are welcome from those with particular expertise in human bioarchaeology and/or human evolution. You will have experience of both research and teaching within your field. Experience of teaching practical field, laboratory or analytical skills is particularly welcome. 

This position is offered on a fixed-term basis until 1 August 2023, to cover the maternity leave of an established member of staff. Consideration may also be given to the position being offered as a secondment opportunity but this would need to be discussed with their line managers prior to application. 

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact by email mgillings@bournemouth.ac.uk. 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email the HR Services Team at hrvacancies@bournemouth.ac.uk quoting the appropriate reference (FST496). 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Sunday 11 December 2022

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