Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology (Environmental and/or Energy)
August 1, 2018
Durham, United Kingdom
GB£32,548 - £47,722
Full Time - Faculty, Pre-Tenure
Anthropology is looking for a new colleague with expertise in the anthropology of the environment and/or energy who is excited about joining a strong, integrated, broad based academic team that places diversity and interdisciplinarity at the heart of what it does. We aim to do this by supporting individuals to be excellent within their own sub-disciplinary areas of expertise, while actively maintaining dialogue with people trained in other sub-disciplinary areas. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring together alternative approaches to bear on complex problems. This post fits into a long tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration. Durham social anthropologists work closely with evolutionary and medical anthropologists to develop comprehensive understandings and analyses of the human condition. Together, our collaborative researchers seek not only to understand the challenges facing humanity, but to produce positive impacts on human populations in global contexts. We’re looking for people who see anthropology as more than a branding exercise or a narrow intellectual boundary to be protected, and instead embrace the holism and diversity of the collection of approaches that bear on the full range of humans and their closest relatives. Anthropology aims to lead nationally and internationally in key research areas that build on existing broad based strengths in the Department including energy and the environment. With the expansion of field schools for all of our undergraduate students, we seek to integrate the entire Durham Anthropology community in the production of great research and graduates with the necessary skills to have a sustained positive impact on the world’s problems. New academic colleagues will join a growing department with a collaborative vision of how it can shape the future of anthropology in the UK and beyond.
This is one of the leading departments for broad based anthropology in the country. Durham Anthropology combines strong teams of biological, social and medical anthropologists together to deliver world class integrated research and teaching. Ranked 29th in the QS World Rankings of Anthropology Departments and in the top 10% of our discipline nationally according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, with 74% of our research outputs judged to be world leading or internationally excellent, we are proud of our national and international reputation in producing research that drives important debates and has a meaningful impact on the world. Research in Anthropology contributes significantly to the Institute for Medical Humanities, the Durham Energy Institute, the Durham Global Security Institute, the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, the Institute of Advanced Study, the Centre for the Co-evolution of Biology and Culture and other University research institutes and centres.
A good first degree and a PhD in anthropology or a related subject.
Evidence of high quality outputs, some of which is recognised as world-class.
Evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the Anthropology research strategy.
Candidates must be or have the ability to attain the rank of Fellow of HEA.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to deliver high quality teaching.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to innovate in the design and delivery of high quality teaching or assessment of learning including lectures, small group learning and/or using technology or other techniques to enhance learning and/or assessment.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to engage in the design of excellent teaching programmes which are research informed and led.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to participate in the collegial/administrative activities or an academic Department, Faculty or University.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to engage in activities that contribute to the administrative functioning of an academic Department, Faculty, University and/or discipline including leadership or responsibilities in an academic context.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to contribute to the leadership of research groups and the mentoring of early career researchers.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to provide excellent supervision for PhD students.
Experiences, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to evidence research impact beyond their institution.
Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to develop successful research project proposals.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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Durham University is one of the top ranked higher education institutions in the UK and a top 100 University in World Rankings. The Anthropology Department in Durham is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK. With over 40 permanent academic staff, we cover a wide range of specialties and regions. Our main areas of expertise are in political anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, primatology, medical anthropology (including global health) and environmental anthropology.