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Lecturer in Biological Anthropology (Fixed Term)

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology is seeking to appoint to a 1-year Temporary Lectureship in Biological Anthropology from 1st October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for a scholar with an excellent track record in research and teaching, at an undergraduate and graduate level, in Biological Anthropology. Preference is for applicants able to teach lecture modules in the broad area of human behavioural ecology, and particularly as it relates to hunter-gatherer societies.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the continued growth of the Department. S/he will produce research of international standing and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative Departmental duties.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);

  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in chosen subject area, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;

  • Evidence of ability to teach the subject effectively, and at all relevant levels;

  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Department;

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Further information about Biological Anthropology at Cambridge can be found at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full list of all publications, and a personal statement, which should include information on teaching experience, in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Candidates should ask their two referees to write directly on their behalf to the Secretary of the Appointments Panel ( by the closing date of 14 September.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 14 September 2017. If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr Toomas Kivisild ( or Prof John Robb ( For any questions about the application process, please contact Ben Davenport (

Interviews will be held Tuesday 26 September 2017 and shortlisted applicants will be informed as soon as possible following the application deadline.

Please quote reference JB13057 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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