Teaching Fellowship in Social Anthropology Vacancy Ref: : 052768 Closing Date : 08-Sep-2020 Contact Person : Dr Lotte Hoek Contact Number : Contact Email : SPSHeadofSocAnthrop@ed.ac.uk We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a Teaching Fellowship in the Social Anthropology within the Social Anthropology subject area of the School of Social and Political Science. You will contribute to the teaching of the undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in the Social Anthropology subject area, alongside related administrative responsibilities. You will also contribute to supervision of UG and PGT dissertation projects and general marking in the subject area. You will be supporting rethinking ways of teaching and practicing in the subject area. We are committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourage women and BAME applicants to apply for this position. This is a full-time (35 hours), fixed term appointment which will last for 12 months. We aim to appoint the successful candidate within September 2020, and no later than 1st October 2020. Salary: £33,797 – £40,322 (UE07) per annum. Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on 8th September 2020. 1. Job Details Job Title: Teaching Fellowship in Social Anthropology School: School of Social and Political Science Unit: Social Anthropology Line Manager: Head of Subject Area 2. Job Purpose You will contribute to the teaching of the undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in the Social Anthropology subject area, alongside related administrative responsibilities. You will also contribute to supervision and marking in the subject area. You will contribute towards curricular reform. You will demonstrate some experience and achievement, as well as outstanding potential reflected in a growing portfolio of teaching activities, and a commitment to the provision of academic student support. You will have existing experience with the teaching provision in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. You will demonstrate an interest in practices and processes of decolonizing the curriculum in Social Anthropology. You will have an emerging research profile, appropriate to career stage. You will also exhibit a strong commitment to the collegial life of Social Anthropology and the School. 3. Main Responsibilities Teaching Teaching on existing courses in Social Anthropology and, if relevant, International Development and Medical Anthropology at pre-honours, honours and postgraduate levels, which will include online and potentially on-site provision, in the context of Social Anthropology’s teaching commitments and plan. Assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the provision of detailed feedback to students. Contributing to curriculum development, in particular in the light of initiatives towards decolonising the curriculum. Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students’ dissertations, practical work and projects. Research Developing your research publications and funding proposals on any aspect(s) of your research work. Working towards being recognised externally as an expert in your field of Social Anthropology scholarship. Leadership and management Sharing in the administrative responsibilities of the Subject and School. Contributing conceptually and practically to rethinking ways of working and thinking in Social Anthropology. 4. Planning and Organising You will be expected to plan and organize individual and/or team activity to integrate and coordinate work across different parts of the department/school/university as appropriate. 5. Key Contacts/Relationships You will work within the Subject Area of Social Anthropology. Contact: Head of Subject Area – email@example.com 6. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job Essential: A PhD or equivalent, submitted or awarded by the time of appointment, preferably in Social Anthropology or otherwise engaged centrally with anthropological ideas and practices. Familiarity with teaching practice and its administration at the University of Edinburgh. Ability to contribute lectures on race from an anthropological perspective. Ability to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to design and teach course materials and to assess student performance. Evidence of an interest in and understanding of the practices and processes of decolonizing the curriculum with regard to anthropology. Desirable: Experience of the supervision of undergraduate dissertations. 7. Job Context and any other relevant information Candidates are requested to submit a CV, a cover letter that addresses how they meet the essential and desirable criteria, a one writing samples of no more than 10 000 words in length with their application. You will work in the Subject Area of Social Anthropology within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Application Procedure All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not. 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Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week. The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual. Social Anthropology www.san.ed.ac.uk Social Anthropology offers undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes, and has a flourishing cohort of postgraduate research students and post-doctoral fellows: currently about 200 specialist undergraduate, 70 Masters, and over 60 PhD students are taught and supervised by Social Anthropology staff. The staff profile has recently expanded to include 25 full-time members of staff. The research work of staff and students spans a broad range of theoretical approaches and the prevailing attitude, reflected in the subject’s lively and popular weekly seminars, is intellectually challenging and non-doctrinal. Its key areas of distinctive and innovative research include work on the following themes: Medical Anthropology Anthropology of Politics and Law Kinship and Personhood Religion The Anthropology of the Visual Anthropology and Development Policy-related research across a range of issues, including social development and resource management; asylum and immigration procedures; racism; and adoption policy. Regional expertise – our areas of interest include Africa, South, East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, South America and Europe. Social Anthropology at Edinburgh was ranked 3rd among UK Anthropology Departments in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Social Anthropology staff have obtained external funding from the ESRC, DFID, Leverhulme, Nuffield Foundation, AHRC, Wellcome Trust, European Research Council and other bodies both for individual and collaborative research. Social Anthropology’s PhD students are part of a unique research training consortium, with colleagues from Aberdeen, Glasgow and St Andrews – the STAR Programme (Scottish Training in Anthropological Research), which has been incorporated into the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, as hosted by SSPS at Edinburgh. We seek to provide excellence in teaching; demonstrate genuine impact on the ‘real world’ of policy and practice; maximise our ratings in the Research Excellence Framework; and establish Edinburgh as one of the outstanding locations in Europe for research and study in Social Anthropology. 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