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Jessica Sainsbury University Lectureship in the Anthropology of Amazonia


Following a munificent donation from alumna Jessica Sainsbury, the Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce the establishment of a new endowed University Teaching Officer post in the Anthropology of Amazonia. Following a further generous donation from the Wyse Fund at Trinity College, the Department is able to advertise this post to begin in 2020.

Applications are therefore invited for the Jessica Sainsbury University Lectureship in the Anthropology of Amazonia, to start on 1st September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This a permanent position subject to a probationary period of five years.

Candidates for this post must have a doctorate, and a proven record of fieldwork, scholarship, and publications, including in the anthropology of Amazonia. They must demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach and research, and to be engaged with current anthropological debates, including in the anthropology of Amazonia.

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

  • Good first degree and a doctorate (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) in social anthropology;
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally high-level research in Social Anthropology, including making a contribution to at least one of the Department's four research clusters;
  • Publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Ability to make a broad and substantial contribution to the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in the Department;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole;
  • Ability to work co-operatively within a small group of colleagues.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full list of all publications, and the names and contact details of three 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 further materials, including sample publications or pieces of written work. Those invited for interview will be asked to make a presentation followed by questions, and will have an interview with members of the Appointments Committee.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor James Laidlaw (jal6@cam.ac.uk).

Enquiries about the application process should be made to hspshr@hermes.cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 6 March 2020.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

The position is based in the Department of Social Anthropology in central Cambridge, England.

Further information about the Department of Social Anthropology may be found on our website at http://www.socanth.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference JB22194 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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