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Professor & Chair of Discipline of Anthropology
The University of Sydney

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2023
Title Professor & Chair of Discipline of Anthropology
University The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Application Deadline Mar. 21, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Anthropology
  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding senior academic who is a leading authority within the Discipline of Anthropology

  • Located on University’s Camperdown Campus

  • Full time, ongoing role with attractive remuneration package


About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. University of Sydney is ranked 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability.  We are also ranked 41st in the world in QS world university ranking 2023.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind. The School of Social and Political Sciences within the faculty is composed of the Disciplines of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, and Sociology and Criminology. Founded in 1925, the Discipline of Anthropology at the University of Sydney is Australia's first. It maintains a strong reputation for theoretical innovation, excellence in ethnographic fieldwork and an outstanding commitment to the training of postgraduate research students.

The School of Social and Political Sciences is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic at the level of Professor (Level E) who will demonstrate senior leadership in research and teaching in the Discipline  of Anthropology. The position will play a significant role in contributing to the academic endeavours within the School and the Discipline. . The holder of the position will contribute to fostering a culture of excellence through their own expertise and through guiding academic staff and students towards success. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the role of a Chair in the Discipline of Anthropology and be responsible for developing a strong teaching and research team. 

About you

The successful candidate will:

- hold a PhD or equivalent higher research degree in relevant academic field.

- demonstrate a record of significant academic leadership and strategic management.

- have national/international reputation in research with outstanding publication record and alignment with the Discipline’s major research themes (more information here)

- demonstrate evidence of successful program in supervising postgraduate higher degree research students.

- have experience in leadership of academic units and teaching experience in Anthropology.

- have the capacity to attract external research funding.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a continuing full time position, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure

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For further information, a confidential discussion about the role, or to request support in completing your application, please contact: Recruitment Senior Talent Acquisition .

Closing date: 11:59 pm Tuesday 21st March 2023


To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

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Contact Information

    Recruitment Senior Talent Acquisition
    The University of Sydney
    Level 2, Services Building (G12) 22 Codrington Str
    Sydney, NSW


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