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Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Human Ecology / Environmental Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 07th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £40,125 - £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1878068
  • Closes: 23rd September 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology at UCL is a research-led department with an international reputation, offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels .Human Ecology forms part of core Biological Anthropology undergraduate teaching. Environmental Anthropology is an interdisciplinary strand bringing together biological and social anthropology approaches to environment and development.

This is a part-time position (0.4FTE) supporting Biological Anthropology teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate students in both Human Ecology and Environmental Anthropology.

We seek applicants with an understanding of natural sciences and quantitative social sciences approaches to human ecology and environmental anthropology. It will be essential for a candidate to have research and teaching experience of interdisciplinary environmental sciences.

The post-holder will be expected to co-teach with senior colleagues on established courses, together with wider enabling and partnership work around the MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development, and the Human Ecology Research Group. They will also contribute to administration of undergraduate and MSc student affairs, student pastoral care and supervise a small number of undergraduate and postgraduate student dissertation projects, as required.

This is a part-time (0.4FTE) fixed term appointment, available for six months from 1 January 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have (or be about to be awarded) a PhD in human ecology, interdisciplinary environmental sciences or a related area. They will be able to contribute to teaching in the MSc Anthropology, Environment and Development, and to support core undergraduate teaching in Human Ecology.

Along with the proven ability to conduct high-quality interdisciplinary natural/social sciences research, they will also have proven quantitative skills and knowledge of statistics, as well as excellent communication skills.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof Katherine Homewood (k.homewood@ucl.ac.uk).

For queries on the application process, please contact Isla Stewart (isla.stewart@ucl.ac.uk).

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Closing Date

23 Sep 2021

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