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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

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Anthropology to work with Dr Hannah Brown on a project funded by the European Research Council entitled ALIVEAfrica: ‘Animals, livelihoods and wellbeing in Africa’. With a particular focus on Sierra Leone and Kenya, ALIVEAfrica explores how relations with animals in sub-Saharan Africa are changing; how these relations are shaped by the attention, funding and interventions of different institutions; and the implications of these changes for livelihoods and wellbeing.

Fixed Term for 4 years
Closing date: 31 October 2021

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