University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Temporary Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Temporary Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term until 31 August 2026 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

The Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, wishes to appoint a temporary unestablished Assistant Professor, to join a leading global centre of anthropological teaching and research. The position is fixed term for a period of two years, starting from 1 September 2024.

The purpose of the role is to support and maintain the University and Department's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The contribution to teaching within the Department will include course development and innovation, lecturing, conducting seminars and supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students. The role will also contribute to examining and assessing, student recruitment, postgraduate student mentoring and take an active role in supporting the MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society. The post holder will be expected to carry out and publish their own research.

Candidates for this post must have a doctorate, and a proven record of fieldwork, scholarship, and publications in social anthropology, including in medical anthropology. Experience of successfully delivering teaching at university level is essential and experience of teaching medical anthropology is desirable.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full list of all publications, and the names and contact details of two referees. Application letters should include a statement of research interests and future research plans, and a summary of teaching experience and interests. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit a sample publication or piece of written work. Those invited for interview will be asked to make a short presentation followed by questions, and will have an interview with members of the selection panel.

The closing date for applications is 22 April 2024.

It is anticipated the interviews will take place soon after the closing date for applications.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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

Enquiries about the application process should be directed to the HSPS Faculty HR Team ([email protected]). Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dorothy Searle ([email protected]).

Please quote reference JB39878 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.

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    21 March 2024

    Closing date

    22 April 2024

    Job details


    Temporary Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    March 23, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 22, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Anthropology,Medicine,Social Science

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