The Department welcomes applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology starting in 2022. The successful candidate will be an outstanding anthropologist with requisite teaching experience and topical expertise to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate modules in migration and medical anthropology, ideally with a focus on mental health and wellbeing – broadly defined and understood; as well as in the wider discipline of social/cultural anthropology. Regional specialism is open to any area of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and/or their diasporas. It is expected that you will have expertise relevant to the vision and strategy of SOAS, including a strong interest in issues of particular importance to the developing world.

You must have a PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field and a record of excellence in anthropological research on migration and/or medical anthropology, ideally with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. This will be evidenced by original fieldwork and publications and/or conference presentations proportionate to career level. We particularly welcome candidates who demonstrate potential to contribute to the development of innovative pedagogies and have experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.


A PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field
Demonstrable interest or experience in developing and delivering modules at the university level to the highest standards
Broad knowledge of social anthropology, with topical expertise to teach migration, displacement, and mental health/well-being at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Achievement of quality research and outputs, in line with this level of appointment.
Awareness of and the ability to accommodate a diversity of identities and protected characteristics in academic environments.
Strong interpersonal and time management skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, meet varied deadlines, and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
How to Apply:

To apply, please complete the questions on the online application form and upload your Publications and CV

Closing date:  Tuesday 4th January 2022

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date be considered.Interviews/Presentations to be held in the week commencing 31st January 2022.

Further information:

For informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Edward Simpson, Head of Department, If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.



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