Salary range: £43,219 - £50,949 per annum inclusive of London allowance
Full time (35 hours per week 1.0 FTE)
This post is a fixed-term appointment until 24th July 2020
The role and its responsibilities
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London invites applications for a fixed-term lectureship tenable from September 2018. You will be expected to convene and teach core theory and optional regional/thematic modules in Social/Cultural Anthropology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and assume normal administrative tasks associated with a Lectureship including PhD supervision.
Skills and experience
You must have a PhD in Social or Cultural Anthropology and a record of excellence in research in Anthropology as evidenced by high quality professional publications. We are primarily seeking a candidate with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas that would support, supplement and complement existing specialisms in the department, particularly: anthropology of development, the anthropology of migration and diaspora and the anthropology of gender. Regional interests in East Africa, West Africa, SE Asia or Japan will be preferred.
As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including: • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff) • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment • Cycle to Work Scheme • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare
About the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS, University of London
SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and is celebrated its Centenary in 2016.
Our Department is one of the most respected in the field of social and cultural anthropology in the UK. In terms of Research Outputs we were ranked 4th in the UK in the 2014 REF and is in the top 20 (16th) in the 2018 QS world rankings. At SOAS, Anthropology students can draw on the exceptional regional expertise of SOAS anthropologists while gaining a broad education in the subject, and an irrepressible curiosity about the world. Anthropology is at the heart of the university, one of its largest and most important subjects. It is central to the shared objective of widening horizons, fostering cross-cultural perspectives, challenging taken-for-granted assumptions, and critical engagement with urgent issues.
The department has a single and joint honours Anthropology programme, seven MA programmes, increased with two-year subject with intensive language degrees and a strong PhD research programme.
Further information on the current compliment of staff, research interests, and taught programmes can be found on the Department’s web site at: http://www.soas.ac.uk/anthropology/
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
Closing date: 6th June 2018
Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.
Interviews will be held on the 21st June 2018.
If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please send us an email.
We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.
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SOAS University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
On the one hand, this means that SOAS scholars grapple with pressing issues - democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change - confronting two-thirds of humankind while at the same time remaining guardians of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK.
SOAS is synonymous with intellectual enquiry and achievement. As a global academic base and a crucial resource for London, SOAS is distinctively positioned to analyse, understand and explain some of the most challenging issues facing us in the world today.
Our academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes us an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.