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Lecturing job vacancy

12 May, 2008

Readers of CM might be interested to know that the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie is advertising for a new tenured lecturing position. The official job ad follows.

The Department is seeking to appoint an anthropologist to a teaching and research position in the Department where exciting new synergies are developing after a series of appointments. The appointee will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and will supervise PhD theses and Masters degrees in Applied Anthropology and in Development Studies and Cultural Change. The appointee will also contribute to a large first year course in introductory anthropology.

  • Essential Selection Criteria: PhD in Anthropology or related discipline; experience of and commitment to, ongoing ethnographic field work; demonstrated commitment to research-inspired, and student-centred learning and teaching; demonstrated record of research activity and excellence, relative to opportunity, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated capacity to contribute to teaching and supervision, based on ongoing research, in the anthropology of religion; the ability to draw expertise on the classic strengths of anthropology of religion – the interpretation of symbolic and ritual practices – and to address areas of more recent focus in the field of religion, in relation to the law, the state and global social processes.
  • Desirable Selection Criteria: Specialisation in one or more of the following fields; Visual Anthropology with special reference to film and media, and expertise in training students in ethnographic film making; Anthropology of Law; experience in innovative teaching.
  • The position is available on a full-time (continuing) basis from 2009 and may be subject to probationary conditions. Selection criteria must be addressed in the application.
  • Enquiries: Dr Kalpana Ram, Head of Department, on +61-2-9850-8016 or e-mail
  • Package: From $81,682 pa, including base salary (Level B) $69,022 to $81,847 pa, annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation.
  • Information about the Department of Anthropology is available from
  • Closing Date: 31 July 2008
  • Please note that only those applications submitted via the Macquarie University Online Recruitment System will be accepted.
  • The Macquarie online job application system can be accessed here.

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