Departmental Lecturer in African Anthropology (Internal applicants only)

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and St Anne’s College seek applications for full time, fixed term Departmental Lectureship in African Anthropology. This post is only open to applicants already employed by the university.

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and St Anne’s College seek applications for full time, fixed term Departmental Lectureship in African Anthropology. The Lectureship is tenable from 1 January 2014 until 30 September 2016 and is in association with a junior research fellowship at St Anne’s College. The Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 16 September 2013. The appointment will be made on the University’s Departmental Lecturer salary scale.

 The primary functions of the departmental lecturer will be, in the two schools, to assist in teaching, marking and supervision for the MSc in African Studies at the discretion of the Director of the African Studies Centre, and for the Masters courses in Anthropology at the discretion of the Head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and in the college, to contribute actively and fully to the intellectual life of the College, and to matters that support and enhance it.  Teaching will largely focus on the core courses for the MScs in African Studies and in Social Anthropology.  Activities will include delivering a limited number of lectures, leading relevant classes, tutorial teaching, and marking class essays over the course of three terms each year.  Duties will also involve: supervising or co-supervising a limited number of dissertations, participating in the marking of extended essays and dissertations, examining, and keeping office hours for consultation by masters students.

The two Schools and the College organise a range of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences as part of their programmes and the appointee will be expected to participate and assist in some of these activities.

The lecturer will also be encouraged to develop his/her research, to publish, and submit research proposals to outside funders.

The post is based at the African Studies Centre, Bevington Road, Oxford.

 The Schools are looking for the candidate who most fully meets the following criteria:

 (i)         a doctorate in a relevant field or evidence that a doctoral thesis will be submitted by the starting date of the post;

(ii)        a track record of research of international quality, including the capacity to publish in international journals and with major presses in African Studies and/or in Anthropology; 

 (iii)       the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students of high calibre, and to carry out student assessment;

(iv)       teaching experience in relevant fields;

(v)        the ability to supervise advanced degree students in African Anthropology.

You will be required to upload a summary sheet, supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

 https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=109844

 Contact person: Victoria Hudson

Contact phone: 01865 284991

Contact email: vacancies@area.ox.ac.uk

Closing Date:  midday on Friday 20th September 2013

(THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

 SSD/147

Salary between £29,514 and £36,298(with a discretionary range to £39,649)

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