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Department of Social Anthropology


Department of Social Anthropology

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Medical Anthropology, to start on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This a permanent position subject to a probationary period of five years.

The Department of Social Anthropology has a long and distinguished history of teaching and research in Medical Anthropology, begun by Gilbert Lewis who also made major contributions to other fields within the discipline. Lewis, and those who have succeeded him, have seen Medical Anthropology not as a separate or vocational specialism, but as integral to general debates in the discipline. In recent years, the Department has joined with the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Sociology in creating an interdisciplinary MPhil course in 'Health, Medicine, and Society'. Following the retirement of our colleague, Maryon McDonald, the Department has created a new University Teaching Officer position in Medical Anthropology, in order to sustain and carry forward this initiative and to renew the Department's long-standing commitment to the field.

Further information on the role and the further particulars can be found here.

The closing date for applications is 5 March 2021.