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Call for Applications

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London, welcomes applications for a Senior Lectureship/Reader in Anthropology, starting in September 2023.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding anthropologist/social scientist with the requisite teaching and research experience and topical expertise to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate (MA-level) modules in migration and diaspora studies, as well as in the wider discipline of anthropology. Regional specialism is open to any area of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and their diasporas. It is expected that you will have expertise relevant to the vision and strategy of SOAS, including a strong interest in applying a global lens to the critical issues of our time.

You must have a PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field and a record of excellence in anthropological research on diaspora, migration and displacement. This will be evidenced by original ethnographic field research, high-quality publications and other research outputs, keynotes and conference presentations, as well as a track record of successful grant applications. We particularly welcome candidates who demonstrate the potential to contribute to the development of innovative pedagogies and have experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

In addition to teaching and research, the role holder will be expected to act as chair of the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, supervise dissertations at BA and MA levels, supervise doctoral research and writing, contribute to academic advising, and hold administrative roles as appropriate within the Department, College, and School.

About you

You will need to demonstrate the following essential qualifications and skills:

  • A PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field;
  • Broad knowledge of social/cultural anthropology, with topical expertise to teach diaspora, displacement and migration at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Experience in developing and delivering courses at university level to the highest standards;
  • Achievement of quality research and outputs, in line with this level of appointment;
  • High awareness of and the ability to accommodate a diversity of identities and protected characteristics in academic environments;
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, meet varied deadlines, and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

You can find further information in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, on the SOAS website: https://vacancies.soas.ac.uk/job/353849

About the Department
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology is a world-leading, research-intensive department. Its academics and research students work across a wide spectrum of anthropological, regional, and theoretical issues, including migration, development, medical anthropology and mental health, food, political economy, democracy, conflict, gender, race, religion, infrastructure and the environment, urban ethnography, critical theory and innovative ethnographic methods. One of the Department’s key strengths lies in fostering a supportive learning and teaching environment for its students. Further information about the department is available online here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/anthropology/

How to Apply: 

Please complete the online application form linked to the vacancy URL above.

Closing date: 5 February 2023

Job title: Senior Lecturer/Reader in Anthropology 
Department: Anthropology & Sociology
Contract Type:
G9/Ac4 p.a. £57,258 – £65,728 Inclusive of London Weighting.
Bloomsbury, London
35 per week

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