Lecturer in Anthropology

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£36,613 - £41,212
14 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Anthropology (2 posts)  

Job number   ACAD103062 
Division/School    Academic Faculties 
Contract type    Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern    Full time 
Salary    £36,613 - £41,212 
Closing date for applications    18-Jan-2018 

The University of Bristol wishes to appoint two Lecturers in Anthropology, with a start date of 1 September 2018.

Following an internal departmental review in summer 2015, the University is implementing the final stage of its 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 will provide unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration. As part of this expansion, the Department seeks to appoint two lecturers in anthropology, who will contribute to undergraduate and graduate programmes, develop a strong research profile, recruit and supervise high-calibre research students, and engage with administrative duties.

Research specialism is open, however we are particularly interested in design anthropology; digital anthropology; business anthropology/anthropology of work; development anthropology; human ecology. We seek 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 candidates’ 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 £36,613- £41,212

Contact for informal enquiries:
Dr Tamar Hodos, Head of Subject - (0117) 954 6077

Alternatively please contact: 
Debra Squires, Senior Executive Assistant, telephone: +44 (0117) 3311239 or 

Timescale of appointment: 
Short-listing will take place week beginning 29th January 2018 and candidates invited to interview.

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

Interviews will take place week beginning 19th February 2018.

Anticipated start date: 1st September 2018.

The closing date for applications is midnight 18th January 2018.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.