Departmental Lecturer in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology

University of Oxford

The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) seeks to appoint an inspirational teacher to a three-year Departmental Lectureship, undertaking teaching, examining and administration for the MSc and MPhil in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology (VMMA) postgraduate degrees and teaching/research activity at the Pitt Rivers Museum (PRM). The programme consists of a one year MSc and a two year MPhil degree that focus on theories and methods within museum anthropology, visual anthropology and material anthropology, how these areas of enquiry are transforming the discipline of anthropology itself and the current issues they may be used to address.

You will need both breadth and depth of knowledge in an area of visual, material and/or museum anthropology and a full command of the relevant literature in it, as well as the capacity to contribute to the teaching across the spectrum of the VMMA degrees. You will teach tutorials, give lectures and research methods classes, supervise dissertations, undertake examining, and help to organise the Pitt Rivers Museum/VMMA research seminar series.

You will be encouraged to research and teach with the Pitt Rivers Museum’s collections, There will also be opportunities to initiate, advise on, and assist with the Museum’s programme of changes to permanent displays, as well as upcoming temporary exhibitions. Depending on your background and experience, there will be further opportunities to work collaboratively with the Museum.

Prof. Clare Harris will be happy to answer informal queries regarding the post and the VMMA team: [email protected].

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 17th May 2024

We expect to conduct interviews in the week commencing 3rd June 2024

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