Lectureship in Anthropology of Sleep and/or Infancy

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to a new post at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level in sleep and/or infancy to enhance our strengths in this area. We are interested in candidates with a proven track record of research that complements or extends existing Departmental research strengths on the anthropology of parent-infant sleep. Extending this research may involve broadening the focus to sleep in other age-groups, or to other aspects of parental care and infancy.

A PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline is required. Durham Anthropology prides itself on being able to integrate diverse subfields of Anthropology in teaching and research and preference may be given to candidates who have demonstrated an ability to collaborate across academic boundaries.

Durham Anthropology is one of the very best in the UK with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Our department has a vibrant research culture with many visitors, seminars, global conferences and workshops, and is set to grow significantly over the next ten years. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes have very high-quality student intakes. We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. Currently there are more than 30 permanent members of academic staff, conducting world class excellent research in Evolutionary, Medical and Social Anthropology. Academic staff receive financial support for conference travel and are entitled to apply for research leave for 1 in 7 terms.

For this lectureship we are keen to invite applications from exceptionally promising individuals who want to develop their academic career at Durham. Candidates in the early stages of their career should have a completed doctorate and be able to demonstrate the capacity for international-level research achievement. More experienced candidates will be expected to have a more significant publication record. The successful candidate will join the internationally recognised Anthropology of Health Research Group within the Department of Anthropology. Applicants will also be welcome to join the Social Anthropology Research Group and the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group.

The Durham Anthropology Department supports several research labs, one of which is the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, founded in 1999. This is a behavioural Sleep Lab with facilities for observational studies of night-time parenting and infant sleep with the integration of basic physiology. The Sleep Lab Team also conducts in-home, hospital and community studies using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods including portable video-somnography and actigraphy. The successful applicants will be encouraged to make use of these facilities, and to supervise students in using them.

The successful applicant will, ideally, be in post by 1 August 2017.
We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

For more information and details of how to apply see https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/ and search for anthropology