University of Oxford Evans-Pritchard Fellowship in African Anthropology 2021 (Paid position)

University of Oxford Evans-Pritchard Fellowship in African Anthropology 2021 (Paid position)

Deadline: April 12, 2021

Applications are open for the University of Oxford Evans-Pritchard Fellow in African Anthropology 2021. The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and St Anne’s College seek applications for a full-time, fixed-term Departmental Lectureship in African Anthropology.

The post is a three-year career development post funded jointly by the St Anne’s College Ioma Evans Pritchard fund, and OSGA. The purpose of this fund is specifically to provide a time-limited period of career development from October 1, 2021, until September 30, 2024.

The postholder will assist in teaching, marking, and supervision for the MSc in African Studies at the discretion of the Director of the African Studies Centre, and in the College, to contribute actively and fully to the intellectual life of the College, and to matters that support and enhance it. The School and College organize a range of lectures, seminars, workshops, and conferences as part of their programs and the appointee will be expected to participate and assist in some of these activities.


  • The salary range is between £32,817 to £40,322 per annum.


The School is looking for the candidate who most fully meets the following criteria:

  • A doctorate in the Anthropology of Africa. It should be noted that this post is designed specifically to assist with career development for an early-stage academic appointee.  You should have been successfully examined for a doctorate, and to have had your doctoral viva not more than 5 years before the application closing date;
  • An aptitude for teaching, the experience of conducting teaching across social anthropology and African Studies, and sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop appropriate course materials;
  • Demonstrable experience of qualitative and quantitative research and analytical techniques, with a proven capacity to develop sound research proposals;
  • Publication record and/or evidence of strong potential for high-quality research outputs published with leading journals, with a clear plan of research to be conducted during the three years of the post;
  • The ability to supervise advanced level Masters’ students on a broad range of dissertation topics;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience with assessing and marking graduate-level work.


Email any queries for the attention of Professor David Pratten (AP in Social Anthropology of Africa) to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday, 12th April 2021.

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For more information, visit Evans-Pritchard Fellowship.

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