Fixed-Term University Lectureship in Medical Anthropology (one year)

open until filled
Medical Sciences, Anthropology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£41,526-£52,559 GBP

Applications are invited for a one-year fixed-term Lectureship in Medical Anthropology at the Department of Social Anthropology, to start on 1st September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates for this post must have a doctorate, and a proven record of fieldwork, scholarship, and publications, in Social Anthropology. They must demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach and research, and to be engaged with current debates, in Medical Anthropology. The postholder will organize and deliver the Department's teaching on the interdisciplinary MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society, other Medical Anthropology teaching within the Department, and will make a contribution to teaching in other fields of anthropology.

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

  • Good first degree and a doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) in Social Anthropology;
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally high-level research in social anthropology, including making a contribution to at least one of the Department's four research clusters;
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Ability to deliver teaching in Medical Anthropology for the inter-disciplinary MPhil on Heath, Medicine and Society;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole;
  • Ability to work co-operatively within a small group of colleagues.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full list of all publications, and the names and contact details of three referees. Application letters should include a statement of research interests and future research plans, and a summary of teaching experience and interests. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be conducted remotely on-line.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor James Laidlaw (

Enquiries about the application process should be made to

The closing date for applications is 2 June 2020.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

The position is based in the Department of Social Anthropology in central Cambridge, England.

Further information about the Department of Social Anthropology may be found on our website at

Please quote reference JB23051 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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