You told me that you were a "professional anthropologist" ...that would require a "doctorate".<quoted text>
You realize you're writing to yourself up there, yeah?
No, you're mistaken here. Lecturers - check any university's advertisements for them - only require an MA. I'm listed as Faculty at one university and both a PhD student and lecturer at my home university.
In the past, oh, 20 years or so, there's been a move to reduce university budgets by hiring non-tenure track positions.
As G_O_D if you don't believe me - he works at a uni, so he's in the know.
So what is it? There is at least (3) stories now...make up our minds.
None of us like being lied to.