Lecturer in Anthropology, Collaboration and Enterprise


UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £44,737 - £52,764 per annum
  • REF: 1874739
  • Closes: 26th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full 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. In 2017 we launched an innovative degree in Creative and Collaborative Enterprise. This degree synthesises social theory, ethnographic and creative practices and start-up methodologies to help students launch innovative enterprises.

We seek applicants with an understanding of anthropology and social creativity. It will be an advantage if a candidate also has experience of enterprise. Candidates with a background and interest that complements the interests of the programme lead in the Department of Anthropology are particularly sought.

The postholder will work within the MA Creative and Collaborative Enterprise providing anthropological, creative and collaborative skills that are complementary to those in the existing team. The ideal candidate will have a proven record in ethnographic research and social creativity. They will be able to contribute to the developing the vision of and teaching in the MA Creative and Collaborative Enterprise.

This is an open-ended core funded academic appointment (research track) and is available from May 2021.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a proven record in ethnographic practice and in non-hierarchical organising or social networks and collaboration. They will also have experience of setting up and leading a variety of different projects. They will have a track record of academic and / or professional publication commensurate with their experience. They will be able to contribute to the teaching in the MA Creative and Collaborative Enterprise and will take a leading role in providing pastoral care for the students. It is essential that they have training to Masters level in Social or Cultural Anthropology.

Experience of collaborative practice in commercial or public sector, with demonstrated ability to take projects from idea to completion with a variety of funding sources is essential.

The postholder must have a proven record of ability to conduct high-quality ethnographic research which is reflected in the authorship of high-quality publications or other research outputs in creative practice.

We would expect the postholder to be student focused, with a helpful and proactive attitude, along with an understanding of the challenges facing students.

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.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michael Stewart (m.stewart@ucl.ac.uk).

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Christian Sana (anthro.hr@ucl.ac.uk).

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

26 Mar 2021

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