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Durham University

Department of Anthropology

Academic Recruitment

Combining strong teams of biological, social and medical anthropologists

This is one of the leading departments for broad based anthropology in the country. Durham Anthropology combines strong teams of biological, social and medical anthropologists together to deliver world class integrated research and teaching.

Ranked 35th in the QS World Rankings of Anthropology Departments and in the top 10% of our discipline nationally according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, with 74% of our research outputs judged to be world leading or internationally excellent, we are proud of our national and international reputation in producing research that drives important debates and has a meaningful impact on the world.


Our Strategic Vision

Lead nationally and internationally in key research areas.

Anthropology aims to lead nationally and internationally in key research areas that build on existing broad based strengths in the Department. We are looking to expand our activities in the anthropology of:  1) primatology 2) global health 3) art and aesthetics and 4) energy and the environment.

With the expansion of field schools for all of our undergraduate students, we seek to integrate the entire Durham Anthropology community in the production of great research and graduates with the necessary skills to have a sustained positive impact on the world’s problems. New academic colleagues will join a growing department with a collaborative vision of how it can shape the future of anthropology in the UK and beyond.


Ranked in the top 10% of our discipline in the UK

REF 2014


Our Opportunities

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Our People

Enabling us to achieve ambitious research and teaching goals

We have one of the largest anthropology departments in the UK. With more than 30 current permanent academic faculty members, we are planning to grow to 38 within 3 years to enable us to achieve the ambitious research and teaching goals that we’ve laid out in our 10 year Vision for the department.

We are looking to maintain a healthy balance between Evolutionary, Medical and Social Anthropologists with a number of key staff who have strong interests across these groups and the rest engaged in meaningful dialogue with specialists from the other areas. See our staff list here.