Oxford Evans-Pritchard Fellowship in African Anthropology for Academic Appointees in UK 2021

The University of Oxford invites applications for the Oxford Evans-Pritchard Fellowship in African Anthropology for Early-Stage Academic Appointees in the UK for the 2021/22 academic year.

The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and St Anne’s College seek applications for a full time, fixed-term Departmental Lectureship in African Anthropology. The post is a three-year career development post funded jointly by the St Anne’s College Ioma Evans Pritchard fund, and OSGA. The purpose of this fund is specifically to provide a time-limited period of career development from 1st October 2021 until 30th September 2024.
The postholder will assist in teaching, marking and supervision for the MSc in African Studies at the discretion of the Director of the African Studies Centre, and in the College, to contribute actively and fully to the intellectual life of the College, and to matters that support and enhance it.
The School and College organise a range of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences as part of their programmes and the appointee will be expected to participate and assist in some of these activities.
The postholder will also be encouraged to develop their research, publish, and submit research proposals to outside funders.
Applications are encouraged from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Worth of Award

The scholarship is worth £32,817 to £40,322 p.a. (Grade 7).

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The school is looking for the candidate who most fully meets the following criteria for the Oxford Evans-Pritchard Fellowship:
  • A doctorate in the Anthropology of Africa. It should be noted that this post is designed specifically to assist with career development for an early-stage academic appointee.  You should have been successfully examined for a doctorate, and to have had your doctoral viva not more than 5 years before the application closing date.
  • An aptitude for teaching, the experience of conducting teaching across social anthropology and African Studies, and sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop appropriate course materials.
  • Demonstrable experience of qualitative and quantitative research and analytical techniques, with a proven capacity to develop sound research proposals.
  • Publication record and/or evidence of strong potential for high-quality research outputs published with leading journals, with a clear plan of research to be conducted during the three years of the post.
  • The ability to supervise advanced level Masters’ students on a broad range of dissertation topics.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Experience with assessing and marking graduate-level work.
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How to Apply

All applications are to be made online via the official website.

Deadline: The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday, April 12th, 2021.


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