Position available: Two-year, part time lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is seeking a fixed term, part-time Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology.

Applications are invited for a 24 month, part-time (0.8 FTE) Lectureship in the Cultural Anthropology Programme within the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. The successful applicant will have a PhD in anthropology, an emerging research portfolio and some experience in teaching at a tertiary level; or equivalent experience in research and teaching. This position begins in February 2018.

We expect a sound and broad background in Cultural or Social Anthropology and a willingness to teach into the core courses in the Cultural Anthropology curriculum. We highly encourage applicants doing research-led teaching in the areas of Māori and Pacific scholarship and/or displaying a strong interest in indigeneity and decolonization.

This position represents an exciting opportunity for an early-career scholar. We are one of the largest Cultural Anthropology programmes in New Zealand, with a focus on socially engaged research and innovative teaching. This position will involve teaching in the undergraduate and honours curriculum, some graduate supervision, and some service for the programme and School.

Further information can be obtained from Prof Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, Head of School, Social and Cultural Studies, email Brigitte.Bonisch-Brednich@vuw.ac.nz, phone +64 4 463 6528.

Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at:


Applications close midnight New Zealand time, November 28 2017.