Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Teaching Fellow in Ancient History

University of Edinburgh

Application deadline: 16th June 2016

  • Vacancy Ref.:036195
  • Contact Person: Niels Gaul
  • Contact Email: Niels.Gaul@ed.ac.uk
  • Contact Number: 0131 650 3776

The Classics Subject Area seeks to appoint a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Ancient History, from 1st September 2016, for a period of 10 months. Applications are invited from scholars with research interests and teaching experience in Greek history.

This Fellowship is designed to replace the teaching of Dr Benjamin Gray, Chancellor’s Fellow in Classics, who has recently won a Humboldt Fellowship will be on leave until August 2018. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the new MSc programme in Ancient History to be launched in 2016. Undergraduate courses may include, but are not limited to, topics that have been offered in recent years, such as Athenian Law and Economy; Archaic Athens: Renaissance and Revolution; Political Thought and Practice in the Greek City; Sparta and Crete: Classical Greek Society Beyond Athens; or Greek Culture and Politics from Polybius to Plutarch, or topics informed by the post-holder’s own research and teaching interests. The ability to contribute to the teaching of Ancient Greek language and literature over five weeks of a subhonours module (15 classes) will be advantageous.

  • Salary: £31,656 – £37,768 per annum
  • Closing Date: 5pm GMT on Thursday 16th June 2016

Main Responsibilities


The post-holder will be required to deliver and assess courses at all levels of the School’s teaching provision, and to carry out administrative tasks associated with the delivery and assessment of teaching. S/he will be expected to lecture and conduct tutorials in appropriate sub-honours undergraduate courses and to teach honours courses in Ancient History, especially the history of ancient Greece. S/he will act as dissertation supervisor to a small number of students in the fourth year of the curriculum, and will be required to provide pastoral advice and guidance, especially to undergraduate students. S/he will also contribute to the teaching of postgraduate students in his/her area of expertise.


The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarship in the field of Ancient History at a level required to offer research-led teaching, and to participate in the intellectual life of the Subject Area and of the School. S/he should be able to furnish evidence of regular engagement with scholarship and research for instance in the form of publications, commensurate with career stage.


All members of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology are required to contribute to the administration of their Subject Area, at the direction of the Head of Subject Area. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute fully to the administration and assessment that arise from teaching.

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