CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Lecturer in Social Anthropology, The University of Edinburgh – Social Anthropology, APPLY BY 23rd June.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Lecturer in Social Anthropology, The University of Edinburgh – Social Anthropology, APPLY BY 23rd June.

University of Edinburgh is seeking outstanding candidates for a lecturer in Social Anthropology in the School of Social and Political Science. The successful candidate will further the School’s international reputation in social anthropology research and teaching. You will demonstrate experience, achievement and outstanding potential reflected in a growing portfolio of teaching activities. You will contribute to courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will have a research profile, in both experience to date and in future potential, which is at the forefront of scholarship in social anthropology. You will also exhibit a strong commitment to the collegial life of Social Anthropology and the School.

Job Details:

  • Job title: Lecturer in Social Anthropology
  • School: School of Social and Political Science
  • Unit: Social Anthropology
  • Line manager: Head of Subject Area

 

Main Responsibilities:

Teaching :

  • Teaching on courses in social anthropology at pre-honours, honours and postgraduate levels, which may include online as well as on-site provision
  • Designing and delivering new teaching based on your research specialisms at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Leading teaching programmes and being responsible for the quality assurance and enhancement of these programmes.
  • Supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students’ dissertations, practical work and projects.
  • Assessing student learning through a variety of methods and providing detailed feedback.
  • Acting as a Personal Tutor.

Research

  • Devising, conducting and disseminating a programme of research on any aspect(s) of social anthropology.
  • Producing excellent research and scholarship of international impact, including the publication of monographs and peer reviewed articles in high quality journals.
  • Attracting and managing external research funding.
  • Engaging in knowledge exchange and public engagement activities around your research.
  • Working towards being recognised externally as an expert in the field of social anthropology.

 

Leadership and management :

  • Undertaking specific academic and leadership roles to contribute to the Social Anthropology subject area, the School of Social and Political Science, and their research and teaching programmes.
  • Leading particular projects or courses, co-ordinating other staff.
  • Engaging with relevant academic and professional communities locally, nationally and internationally

 

Main Responsibilities:

Teaching :

  • Teaching on courses in social anthropology at pre-honours, honours and postgraduate levels, which may include online as well as on-site provision
  • Designing and delivering new teaching based on your research specialisms at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Leading teaching programmes and being responsible for the quality assurance and enhancement of these programmes.
  • Supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students’ dissertations, practical work and projects.
  • Assessing student learning through a variety of methods and providing detailed feedback.
  • Acting as a Personal Tutor.

 

Research:

  • Devising, conducting and disseminating a programme of research on any aspect(s) of social anthropology.
  • Producing excellent research and scholarship of international impact, including the publication of monographs and peer reviewed articles in high quality journals.
  • Attracting and managing external research funding.
  • Engaging in knowledge exchange and public engagement activities around your research.
  • Working towards being recognised externally as an expert in the field of social anthropology.

Leadership and management :

  • Undertaking specific academic and leadership roles to contribute to the Social Anthropology subject area, the School of Social and Political Science, and their research and teaching programmes.
  • Leading particular projects or courses, co-ordinating other staff.
  • Engaging with relevant academic and professional communities locally, nationally and internationally.

 

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

Essential :

  • A PhD or equivalent in Social Anthropology – awarded, completed, or submitted by start date in the lectureship.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience appropriate to career stage, and commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Research publications, appropriate to career stage, meeting standards of international excellence.
  • An interest in and commitment to knowledge exchange and engagement with public bodies and wider public debate.
  • Commitment to collegiality and team working.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A combination of teaching and research which places the post holder at the forefront of the field of applicants for the position.

 

Desirable:

  • A research and teaching profile that both connects with and complements that of our current activities.
  • Experience of course and curriculum development, with an interest in teaching innovation and enhancement.
  • A record of obtaining external research funding as an independent researcher and leading research programmes.
  • Experience of knowledge exchange and/or engagement with public bodies, stakeholder and wider publics.
  • Experience of the supervision of postgraduate research students.
  • Proven ability to address issues relating to widening participation, equality and diversity in Higher Education.
  • A growing reputation in the field.

Application Procedure:

  • All applicants should apply online  via our Vacancy Website. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.
  • Candidates are requested to submit two writing samples of no more than 9000 words in length with their application. These can be either published or unpublished. A thesis chapter is also acceptable.
  • The selection procedure will involve an interview and a presentation attended by members of the School. Details of the requirements for the presentation will be included in invitations to interview.
  • Unless applicants signal that they wish to withhold their permission, members of the School will be given the opportunity to inspect, in confidence, the letters of application, writing samples and CVs of those who apply for this post; and the letters of application, writing samples and CVs of shortlisted applicants will be made available for inspection by all those attending any presentations prior to interview. References will be confidential to the selection panel.
  • You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not. Interviews are expected to take place in September 2018.

DEADLINE:

The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Saturday 23 June 2018.

CONTACT:

Contact Person :  Dr Rebecca Marsland

Contact Number :0131 651 3864

Contact Email :   R.Marsland@ed.ac.uk

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