Lecturer in the Anthropology of Cognition and Culture

Durham (County) (GB)
30 Sep 2016
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30 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in the Anthropology of Cognition and Culture

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Durham University is one of the world’s top research intensive universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. The University sits in a beautiful, historic city where it shares ownership of a World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, one of the greatest Romanesque buildings in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Join us as Lecturer in the Anthropology of Cognition and Culture, and you will discover a wonderful intellectual and social environment in which to make a career. Here, you will explore the frontiers of knowledge.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the internationally recognised Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group. Following significant investment through RCUK and HEFCE funding, we have vibrant research programmes in comparative cognition, social learning and cultural evolution. We will look to you to consolidate our strengths in evolutionary approaches to cognition and culture. In particular, you will forge links between the study of cultural and cognitive evolution, and between evolutionary and socio-cultural anthropology. As well as taking our research profile to new heights, you will be instrumental to the further development of teaching in our outstanding department.

To join us, you will need a good first degree, masters, or doctorate in Anthropology, Social Psychology or Evolutionary Psychology. We will expect your research to date to demonstrate potential either to shape the disciplinary agenda, or to create public benefit in terms of individual, societal or economic wellbeing. An enthusiastic teacher with a track record of excellent evaluations, you have experience of both lecturing and small group teaching at university level.

If you are an outstanding, enterprising, intellectually curious academic with ambition and a strong sense of collegiality, please do consider applying to Durham University.

Discover more and apply at durham.ac.uk/academictalent.