Lecturer in Anthropology

open until filled
Social Sciences, Anthropology, Sociology
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
London, United Kingdom
Grade 8 - £45,765.50 - £53,912.50 per annum (Including London Allowance) GBP

Location: Bloomsbury, London
Hours: 35 per week

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. In response to the changing world around us, it is essential SOAS continues to adapt how it responds to and operates in order to be leaders in delivering exceptional education to our students and to support and attract the best academic talent globally.

SOAS has reset its strategic plans through ‘Reimagining SOAS or the 21st Century’ to ensure priorities for the university are clearly focussed on providing the best educational services and facilities for our students and staff, and maximising opportunities internationally.

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 development, futures, medical and psychological anthropology, food, migration, political economy, conflict, gender, race, infrastructure and the environment, 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: Department of Anthropology & Sociology

About the Role

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology welcomes applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology (starting in 2022). The successful candidate will be an outstanding anthropologist with requisite teaching experience and topical expertise to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate modules in migration and medical anthropology, ideally with a focus on mental health and wellbeing – broadly defined and understood; as well as in the wider discipline of social/cultural anthropology. Regional specialism is open to any area of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and/or their diasporas. It is expected that you will have expertise relevant to the vision and strategy of SOAS, including a strong interest in issues of particular importance to the developing world.

You must have a PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field and a record of excellence in anthropological research on migration and/or medical anthropology, ideally with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. This will be evidenced by original fieldwork and publications and/or conference presentations proportionate to career level. We particularly welcome candidates who demonstrate 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 supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise doctoral research and writing, and hold administrative roles as appropriate within the Department and School.

About you
You will need to demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:
• A PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field
• Demonstrable interest or experience in developing and delivering modules at the university level to the highest standards
• Broad knowledge of social anthropology, with topical expertise to teach migration and/or medical anthropology, ideally with a focus on mental health and wellbeing.
• Achievement of quality research and outputs, in line with this level of appointment.
• 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

How to Apply:
To apply, please complete the questions on the online application form and upload your Publications and CV.

Closing date: Tuesday 4th January 2022
Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date be considered.

Interviews/Presentations to be held in the week commencing 31st January 2022.

Further information
For informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Edward Simpson, Head of Department, If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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