Anthropology (UK lectureship, permanent, full-time)

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic researcher and teacher in Anthropology at Lecturer B level to join our team within one of the UK’s top departments of Archaeology (located within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities). We are looking for someone with the skills and motivation to develop the teaching of Anthropology, and who brings with them with an especial interest in that subject’s intersections with Archaeology and/or Heritage. The postholder will have an established track record in producing and disseminating high quality research within their field.

You will:
Hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in Anthropology or a related discipline;
Have a growing and consistent reputation in Anthropology or a related discipline, supported by a track record of published research that demonstrates excellence in originality, significance and rigour;
Have a track record in the development, delivery and management of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and an ability to teach core Anthropology modules on our BA Archaeology & Anthropology programmes;
Have a willingness to engage with leadership, management and engagement activities within the Department and School;
Be expected to work effectively in a team, and hold a positive attitude to colleagues and students.
Familiarity with Archaeological and/or Heritage research and practice, an awareness of synergies between Anthropology and Archaeology/Heritage; an active involvement in fieldwork (ethnographic or archaeological); and Membership of Advance HE or equivalent would be desirable.

What we can offer you
As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach. Details of benefits can be found at:

Application procedure
You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email Please quote reference 1857122AR on all correspondence.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Prof. Joshua Pollard (Head of Archaeology) by email at:

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.
Archaeology at Southampton was ranked 3rd by GPA in the 2021 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) and 31st globally by subject in the QS World Rankings.