Lecturer in Social Anthropology

City of Bristol (GB)
05 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
04 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Job number  ACAD102584

School of Arts

Open ended contract staff

Full time

Salary   £36001 - £40523 per annum

Closing date for applications  04-May-2017

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint a lecturer in social anthropology, with effect from 1 September 2017.

Following an internal review of its Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in summer 2015, the University is implementing an ambitious plan to refocus and expand existing activity within a ‘four field’ approach to anthropology. This will consolidate the unique position of the University of Bristol in the UK in offering social anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and archaeology together under one roof, and provide unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and initiatives. As part of this expansion the Department seeks to appoint a lecturer in social anthropology, who will contribute to undergraduate and graduate programmes, develop a strong research profile, direct postgraduate research, and engage with administrative duties. Research specialty is open, but we may give preference to candidates with research topics of broad anthropological significance that speak to our themes of globalisation, adversity, and adaptation. Candidates with active ethnographic field programmes, and/or theoretical research interests are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's research interests will complement existing strengths and regional expertise of the Department, and will fit comfortably among other anthropologists and archaeologists in a multidisciplinary environment.

For further information about the department, see

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J
Salary: Starting salary £36,001- £40,523

Contact for informal enquiries:
Professor Kate Robson-Brown, Tel: (0117) 954 6081

Or alternatively:

Name: Debra Squires, Senior Executive Assistant
Telephone: +44 (0117) 3311239 or

Timescale of appointment:

Short-listed candidates will be notified on or about 19th May 2017 and invited to interview.

The selection process will involve a presentation, an interview and a short test. Details at the short-listing stage.

Interview date: 8th June 2017.
Anticipated start date: 1 September 2017