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Oxford University - Lectureship in Social Anthropology

University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of the Middle East

In association with St John’s College

University of Oxford -School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Grade 10a: Salary from £43,312 p.a.

Applications are invited for a permanent full-time University Lecturership in the field of the Social Anthropology of the Middle East. The post is tenable from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship in Archaeology and Anthropology at St John’s College. The post will be based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford and St John’s College, St Giles’, Oxford.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out world-leading research in the area of the Social Anthropology of the Middle East and to contribute to teaching in the School of Anthropology, including lecturing, examining and graduate supervision, pastoral care of graduate students, and assistance with the administration and organisation of teaching and research. As a Fellow of St John’s College, the successful candidate will participate in the administration and governance of the college, organise and deliver teaching to undergraduates and act as a college Adviser to graduate students.

Applicants should have a doctorate in Social Anthropology already awarded at the time of application, and specialise in the Social Anthropology of the Middle East. Applicants need evidence of substantial research accomplishments and the ability to raise research funding; evidence of a significant and realisable research plan; the ability to supervise the work of under/postgraduate students and teach effectively; and an excellent record of interpersonal skills necessary for pastoral care of students, collaboration and team work.

The Further Particulars, which include details of the selection criteria and application procedure may be obtained by visiting http://www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/latest/vacancies/. Applicants should submit a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and a list of publications (eight copies, or one copy for overseas applicants) and provide the names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be sent by post to Miss Michelle Mhlanga, School of Anthropology, 51-53 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE, UK, to arrive no later than 12.00 noon (UK time) on 7 February 2014. Emailed applications will be accepted only from overseas applicants (to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.


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