Part-time, one-year lectureship in Economic Anthropology & Development

KU Leuven
October 12 2017
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The Anthropology programme of Leuven University is inviting applications for The appointed lecturer will be mainly active within the Advanced Master's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CADES) and will be hosted by the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA). CADES is an international and interdisciplinary Advanced Master's programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies. IARA has internationally renowned research expertise on issues of urbanity, ecology/resources and material/popular culture and is committed to long-term ethnographic field research on past and contemporary issues in and related to Africa, the everyday lives of the different actors on the continent and its diasporas. The institute offers an international network, a dynamic research group with a committed group of PhD students and a supporting working environment.

Teaching. The candidate will assume teaching duties in anthropology at the master and advanced master level, depending on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the programme,including the tutoring of master theses and the guidance of doctoral students.The teaching load consists of two courses: one course devoted to “Economic Anthropology” (within the Master of Social and Cultural Anthropology, and the Advanced Masters of Cultural Anthropology and Development, CADES) and another course to “Development: Actors and Paradigms” (a core course in CADES). Both are second semester courses (February-May 2018).

Research. The candidate is expected to develop research activities, aim for excellent scientific output and supportand stimulate national and international collaboration in the area of anthropology and development and economic anthropology.

Public Service. The candidate is willing to assume responsibilities within and outside the university through the participation to societal debates on the role of anthropology in developmentand on themes related to economic anthropology. The candidate is committed to maintain a close contact with the development field and its main actors.

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