School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography 
in association with St Hugh's College


Grade 10a: £starting salary from £45,562 per annum

Applications are invited for a permanent full time Associate Professorship in the field of the Social Anthropology of Africa. The post is offered in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship in Human Sciences at St Hugh’s College. The post will be based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford and St Hugh’s College, St Margaret's Road, Oxford.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out world-leading research in the anthropology of Africa and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the School of Anthropology, as well as examining, to graduate supervision, the pastoral care of graduate students, and to the administration and organisation of teaching.  As a Fellow of St Hugh’s College, the successful candidate will participate in the administration and governance of the College, organise, deliver teaching to undergraduates, and act as a College Adviser to graduate students.

Applicants should have a doctorate in anthropology already awarded at the time of application, preference will be given to anthropologists of Sub-Saharan Africa.  Applicants need evidence of substantial research accomplishments and the ability to raise research funding; evidence of a significant and realizable research plan; the ability to supervise the work of under/post graduate students and teach effectively; and an excellent record of interpersonal skills necessary for pastoral care of students, collaboration, and team work.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 10 March 2017.

Further information.

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography


Grade 7: £31,076-£38,813 p.a.

We seek to employ a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the dynamics of cultural transmission in small-scale societies. We offer a 1-year fixed-term contract based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford.

You will analyse a large dataset of cultural transmission networks in two Indian societies with contrasting socio-economic structures: the patrilocal Pahari Korwa (forager-horticulturists) and the matrilocal Khasi (horticulturists). The dataset includes information on individual socio-demographic characteristics, social networks and the uptake of innovations in several domains for multiple villages.

The study, funded by OUP John Fell Fund, is part of a broader project that aims to examine the empirical validity of alternative models of cultural evolution. The project is led by Dr Alex Alvergne, in collaboration with Dr Shakti Lamba (University of Exeter) and Professor Tom Snijders (University of Groningen).

Your duties will include statistical analysis of the dataset, and adapting existing or developing new research methodologies to interrogate the data. You will provide expert advice to other members of the project and become part of the wider intellectual life of Oxford Biological Anthropology.

You must have a PhD/DPhil in social sciences (e.g. sociology), statistics or a related field with a strong statistical background and be proficient in multi-level analysis. You must also know the statistical software R, as well as methods of social network analysis such as ERGM and/or Siena. You should be able to communicate statistical ideas to non-statisticians and to work independently as well as with collaborators.

For further details, including the project summary, job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

You will be required to upload a CV, a cover letter and a writing sample as part of your online application for this fixed-term position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 March 2017.

Further information

'Doorstep Remembrance': 'Sgo yol' (door curtains) hung by Tibetan refugees at the doorways to their houses in the refugee settlement of McLeod Ganj (Imogen Clark 2012)

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