Lecturer, University of Manchester

Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History (teaching and scholarship) (HUM-08268)

University of Manchester

Application deadline: 23rd June 2016

The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History (teaching and scholarship). This position is designed to cover teaching, administrative, and related duties within the Division, primarily involving some combination of courses in Classics and Ancient History.

You will contribute to the teaching, assessment and administration of course-units in Classical literature and Greek and Latin language. You will also supervise dissertations and long essays at undergraduate level, as well as contributing to the pastoral care of students. You will be particularly responsible, in 2016-17, for a split-level literature course unit such as Flavian Literature, Horace, Greek Humour or Lucretius and the Georgics, together with either the first year course unit CLAH10101 the Odyssey or one of the beginners’ languages. It is expected that you will be able to make some contribution to language teaching, in either Latin or Greek. You will make a significant contribution to supervising dissertations and may be asked to take on the role of Senior Tutor for 2015-16, including acting as employability lead for Classics and Ancient History undergraduates. Total teaching and administrative load will be assigned to you in accordance with the School’s Work Allocation Model (WAM).

You will be encouraged to involve yourself in the life of the Department. You will be required to assist in the day-to-day administrative and pastoral duties of the Department, including acting as Academic Advisor for a number of undergraduate students. You will also be expected to take part in the academic culture of the Department and Division by participating in research seminars, lunches, and other activities. You will be able to make use of the exceptional research facilities available at Manchester, notably in the University Library. While this post is teaching-focused, such that the pursuit and publication of research is not formally a requirement, you would be expected to enhance your scholarship by engagement with the research community. Although we are not able to offer explicit monetary resource or time in support of the your own research, we would encourage applications from those with serious research interests working towards an academic career, and would endeavour to provide a context in which you could develop your own research ambitions to a limited extent. For posts such as this, 10% of time is dedicated to scholarship within the School’s WAM.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

  • Professor Alison Sharrock, Head of Division of Archaeology, Religions and Theology, Classics and Ancient History
  • Email: alison.sharrock@manchester.ac.uk
  • Tel: 0161 275 3088

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