This is one of the leading departments for broad based anthropology in the country. Durham Anthropology combines strong teams of biological, social and medical anthropologists together to deliver world class integrated research and teaching.
Ranked 32nd in the 2021 QS World Rankings of Anthropology Departments and in the top 10% of our discipline nationally according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, with 74% of our research outputs judged to be world leading or internationally excellent, we are proud of our national and international reputation in producing research that drives important debates and has a meaningful impact on the world.
Anthropology aims to lead nationally and internationally in key research areas that build on existing broad based strengths in the Department. With the expansion of field schools for all of our undergraduate students, we seek to integrate the entire Durham Anthropology community in the production of great research and graduates with the necessary skills to have a sustained positive impact on the world’s problems. New academic colleagues will join a growing department with a collaborative vision of how it can shape the future of anthropology in the UK and beyond.
The GEMS research project aims to critically assess all aspects of re-using our abandoned, flooded coal mines as source for sustainable heat extraction and storage for homes and businesses in the UK. This project will provide optimized solutions to the technical, social, and financial challenges of introducing mine geothermal energy as a green and sustainable heat source. It is funded by EPSRC to begin in September 2021 and is an interdisciplinary project led by Professor Jeroen van Hunen in the department of Earth Sciences, and associated with the Durham Energy Institute.
Fixed Term for 24 monthsClosing date: 02 September 2021
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