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    Mellon Teaching Fellow in Gender, Kinship and Caring
    Vacancy Reference No: JA05170
    Salary: £27,183 – £35,469 pa
    Limit of tenure applies*

    Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position to design
    and implement an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, shared between
    the Departments of Sociology and the Department of Social Anthropology on
    ‘Gender, kinship and caring’, to conduct their own original research –
    which should represent a substantial intellectual advance in the field of
    gender, kinship and caring – and to work closely with colleagues to design
    and implement research strategies that will promote and develop the
    University of Cambridge as a centre of excellence for the anthropology and
    sociology of gender, kinship and care. The Fellow will be expected to work
    closely with mentors and colleagues in both departments.

    Applicants must have a PhD in Anthropology, Sociology, or a related
    discipline, or be of equivalent postdoctoral standing. They should
    demonstrate, in a covering letter, their teaching experience, their
    ability to effectively design an interdisciplinary course, and how the
    research they would conduct whilst at Cambridge represents a major advance
    in the specified fields of enquiry.

    Applications (two hard copies) should include:
     covering letter (max 4 sides A4)
     One short piece of written work (journal article, book chapter, thesis chapter, etc) which showcases the applicant’s research abilities.
     full CV with names and addresses of three referees. N.B. Please ask your referees to send their references to us at, quoting the vacancy reference no., by 17th June 2009.
     PD18 application form (downloadable from http:// – complete parts I and III only

    Applications should be sent to Mrs Su Ford, Department of Social
    Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2
    3RF, to arrive by the closing date.

    Applicants who are applying from overseas may email their application to, quoting the vacancy reference number.

    Further particulars are available here:
    jobs/Mellon ad_furtherparticulars.pdf
    Further details on the ‘Gender, Kinship and Caring’ theme are available here: ad_concept.pdf

    For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nick Long on +44 (0)1223 763963, or email, quoting the vacancy reference number.

    *Limit of tenure: 2 years. The start date will be 1 October 2009 and the appointment is subject to a 6-month probationary period.
    Closing date: 17th June 2009. Interviews will be held on the 25th June 2009.

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