The Board of Electors to the Caroline Humphrey Professorship of the Anthropology of Inner Asia invite applications for this Professorship from scholars whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
A munificent donation from the Sigrid Rausing Trust has enabled the University to establish this new Professorship, in recognition of the work of Caroline Humphrey in founding and building the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU) within the Department of Social Anthropology. The Professor, who will be a full member of the Department, will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the Anthropology of Inner Asia, an outstanding record in teaching and in the mentorship of early-career researchers, and the intellectual and administrative capacities to provide strategic direction and leadership as Director of the MIASU.
Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.
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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 1 December 2020.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor James Laidlaw (Convenor of Board of Electors), telephone: +44 (0)1223) 330909 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University
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, Dev...elopment, Gender, Latin American, and South Asian Studies, and with colleagues in the Faculties of Divinity and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.