Skip to main content

Job Opportunities


Combining strong teams of biological, social and medical anthropologists

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.

Our strategic vision

Lead nationally and internationally in key research areas.

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.

Current Job Vacancies:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The successful candidate will join FACE-UP (Factors Affecting Childhood Exposures to Urban Particulates) research project which is led by Prof Claire Horwell in the Department of Earth Sciences and funded by the Medical Research Council as part of its activities under the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Collective Programme. The aim of this large, interdisciplinary project is to reduce the exposure of urban children to air pollution through the development of culturally-appropriate interventions. This project will develop and assess mechanisms to decrease children's exposure to particulate air pollution (PAP) in urban locations in two DAC- list Asian countries: Indonesia and Nepal.

This post is shared between the Department of Psychology and Department of Anthropology, with the Principal Investigator of the project being in the Department of Earth Sciences. For line management purposes, the post is assigned to the Department of Psychology.

Full Time, Fixed Term - 35 months

Closing date: 13 March 2022

More information and to apply

Thank you for your interest in Durham University. To register for job alerts for future posts please click here.

You can register to create an account or login to an existing account and amend your preferences to receive alerts when new jobs are posted.