Lecturer in Biological/Forensic Anthropology

The School of Anthropology and Conservation are seeking to appoint a Lecturer with a strong academic profile in biological anthropology with teaching/practical experience in forensic anthropology.

You will be a key contributor to the successful delivery of the MSc in Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods and the BSc Anthropology offered by the School of Anthropology and Conservation and will be a member of the Biological Anthropology academic theme within the School.

The School provides excellent research training, offering PhD programmes in Biodiversity Management, Anthropology, and Ethnobiology and as well as research-based MA, MSc and MPhil opportunities.

As a Lecturer in Biological/Forensic Anthropology you will:

– play a key part in delivering high quality biological anthropology teaching on our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes
– liaise and work closely with the other Biological Anthropology colleagues, particularly the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programme Convenors and the Academic Head for Biological Anthropology
– assess and mark coursework assignments and examinations, providing students with both formative and summative feedback

To be successful in this role you will have:

– doctorate or equivalent qualification/experience in a field relevant to biological anthropology
– relevant experience of postgraduate and/or undergraduate teaching
– specialist disciplinary knowledge in areas relevant to Forensic Anthropology
– the ability to supervise undergraduate research

School of Anthropology and Conservation

The School of Anthropology and Conservation at Kent was founded in 1997. It is unique in recognizing the importance of the fundamental link between human society, human evolution, and conservation of the natural environment. The School’s mission is ‘Understanding a Changing World’. This mission has a biological, environmental and social relevance that permeates both the natural and social sciences and resonates meaningfully with all four of the School’s academic research themes; Conservation Biology; Human Ecology; Social Anthropology; Biological Anthropology.

Our research ranges from studies of human tool use and changes in diet and health to morphological and functional change, as well as the drivers and impacts associated with environmental change on biodiversity across time and space.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 12th February 2018
Closing date for applications: 13th March 2018
Interviews are to be held between: 3rd – 6th April 2018

Please follow the link to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: SS1337

Please note – applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.