Skip to main content

This job has expired

William Wyse Professorship of Social Anthropology

University of Cambridge, Department of Archaeology
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
Competitive salary
Closing date
May 15, 2024

View more

Position Type
General Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Job Details

The Board of Electors to the William Wyse Professorship of Social Anthropology invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Professor will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Anthropology; an outstanding record in teaching and in the mentorship of early-career researchers; and the vision, leadership experience and enthusiasm to build on current Departmental strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 24 May 2024.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Sian Lazar (Convenor of Board of Electors), email: .

Please quote reference JB40850 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Social Anthropology at Cambridge is a leading centre globally in anthropological teaching and research. Both in the UK and beyond, a large number anthropologists teaching in major university departments received their doctoral training here, and the current faulty members are engaged in some of the most innovative frontline research in the human and social sciences today. We have a cosmopolitan body of teaching officers, each one at the forefront of their field. Their research ranges across the world and focuses on a broad range of topics. We are also fortunate to bring together an ever-changing group of extremely talented post-doctoral researchers, many of whom work on projects hosted in the Department, or hold research positions funded by research councils or at Cambridge colleges. The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science, and includes as a sub-department the University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Department is also home to the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, a highly successful centre for research on Mongolia, Tibet and other parts of that region. We work closely with the Centres of African, Development, Gender, Latin American, and South Asian Studies, and with colleagues in the Faculties of Divinity and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.

  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert