Thursday, February 25, 2010

VACANT POSITION Medical Anthropology, University of Papua New Guinea

Application Deadline: March 5 2010

The University of Papua New Guinea 2010 Position Vacancies
(as published in the Post Courier, Monday, February 8, 2010, on page 34 - for full ad)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology and Sociology Strand
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor W/011003/10

The discipline of Anthropology and Sociology at the UPNG has an immediate vacancy in the area of MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY.

The successful candidate will be appointed at Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level depending on qualification, experience and skills. This position is not restricted to PNG citizens.
The relevant qualification for the appointment is a PhD level although candidates with qualifications at MA/MS/MBBS level with sound background in social research and design, professional nursing, public health, and delivery of tertiary educational programs within Asia-Pacific region are certainly desirable and encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to design and drive a holistic program focused on Anthropology of HIV/Aids and epidemiology of Melanesia at undergraduate and graduate levels. The program should be able to link existing programs and courses in anthropology and sociology and courses in Public Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The candidate must be highly skilled while remaining cultural sensitive and alert to changes on health issues in Melanesia and beyond.

Senior Lecturer K33,281 – K 40,677 per annum
Appropriate DMA and ATA calculated at 20% of base salary plus DMA will be added on the base salary.
The University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages females to apply for the positions.

Written applications should also include a Curriculum Vitae, a recent small photograph, the names and addresses of three (3) referees qualified to make comments about the suitability of the applicants. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to contact their referees to send confidential reports directly to the University without waiting to be contacted.

All applicants will be treated strictly confidential, AND WILL CLOSE ON 05th MARCH, 2010.

Applications should be forwarded to the Director, Human Resources Management Division, UPNG, PO Box 320, UNIVERSITY, National Capital District, or faxed to +675 326.7187 or emailed to

Jennifer G. Popat, Registrar.

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