Lecturer in Medieval Latin, University of Edinburgh

Lecturer in Medieval Latin

University of Edinburgh

Application deadline: 6th May 2016

Applications are invited from scholars of the highest calibre with research interests and teaching experience in Medieval Latin (ca.AD 500-1500). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including potentially the MSc programmes in Classics, Medieval History, and Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies, and to take a lead in the teaching of Medieval Latin to postgraduates in various fields across the University of Edinburgh’s College of Humanities and Social Science. The ability to teach Latin Palaeography will be advantageous. The post-holder will actively engage in research of high quality that will make a substantive contribution to the School’s profile, and will be open to interdisciplinary collaboration.

This is a full-time, open-ended, post with a salary of £38,896 – £46,414

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Friday 6th May 2016

Job Details

  • Job title: Lecturer in Medieval Latin
  • School/Support Department: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Unit: Classics
  • Line manager: Head of Classics


Undergraduate applications to courses and degrees in Classics are buoyant and applications and enrolments are high. There is a very strong and growing postgraduate presence, both in taught courses and in research degrees. All staff are active researchers with interests covering a great many areas of classical studies. Full information about the subject area is detailed below, and can be found on our website at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/classics


Medieval Studies at Edinburgh is taught across many of the Schools that make up the College of Humanities and Social Science, and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance studies brings together around seventy staff, including about a dozen Medieval and Renaissance historians within the History Subject Area of the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology. Further information can be found on our website at:

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 medieval and classical Latin and, ideally, Latin Palaeography. 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 and supervision of postgraduate students in his/her area of expertise.


The post-holder will be expected to engage in personal research of high quality and to play an active role in obtaining external funding and starting individual or joint research projects/networks. S/he is expected to contribute to the research culture of the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, including active participation in its Research Seminar series, and invited to develop interdisciplinary research initiatives across the School and the University of Edinburgh. S/he is expected to furnish evidence of outstanding achievement as a researcher, in the form of publications, commensurate with his/her 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, and may also expect to become involved in the administration of the School, under the direction of the Head of School. The successful candidate will be asked from the start of the appointment to contribute fully to the administration and assessment that arise from teaching, and increasingly to the administration of both Subject Area and School. He or she will be directly responsible to the Head of School and the Head of Classics (who has been delegated line management responsibility by the Head of School).

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job



  • A PhD on a topic involving Medieval Latin, or a PhD in a related field combined with substantial research in Medieval Latin.
  • Good first degree (first/2.1) in Classics, Medieval Studies, or a cognate subject.



  • Teaching experience at undergraduate level in Latin and/or Medieval Studies.
  • Evidence of ability to produce original research publications of recognised international excellence in the field of Medieval Latin, commensurate with career stage.


  • Experience of large-group lecturing and small-group tutorial teaching at pre-honours level.
  • Experience of teaching classes at honours level.
  • Teaching experience at postgraduate level.
  • Teaching experience in other relevant subjects (e.g. classical Latin, medieval history, Latin palaeography).
  • Experience in course design and evaluation.
  • Experience of research supervision.
  • Strong record of research publication.
  • Strong record in applications for research funding.
  • Experience of communicating research findings to the wider public.
  • Relevant IT skills and experience including skills for online teaching.
  • Relevant administrative experience.

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Commitment to quality and innovation in teaching.
  • Versatility in approach to teaching.
  • Commitment to scholarship and research.
  • Capacity for originality and innovation in scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Capacity to enthuse and motivate.


  • Capacity for leadership in teaching and research.

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page and submitting an up to date CV, including a list of publications, and completing the 2000 character supporting statement in the application. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 6th May 2016.


Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Classics, University of Glasgow

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in Classics: Ancient Science & Technology

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: 17th April 2016

Job Purpose

To support the growth of its global reputation for world-changing research, the University of Glasgow is investing in the recruitment of outstanding early career researchers to its Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) Research Fellowships.

Our flagship LKAS Fellowship Scheme was established in 2006 to enable the recruitment of outstanding researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and are on a trajectory to become leaders in their chosen field. The scheme offers Fellows the opportunity to establish or further develop an independent research career.

Each Fully Funded Fellowship will run for three years and will cover salary costs on academic Grades 7 or 8 (£33,574 – £47,801) or an equivalent Grade for Clinical Fellows. In addition to the salary funding, an allowance for research costs will be made at a rate of £10,000 per annum for each year of the fellowship for laboratory-based research and £5,000 per annum for each year for non-laboratory-based research.

Once in post, Fellows will be appointed a mentor from outside their immediate line management, be entitled to participate in any of the training programmes and courses offered by the School/Institute, College or University, and be required to report their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities as agreed with their Line Manager through the Performance and Development Review (PDR) process.

For more information, please go to www.gla.ac.uk/fellowships

Job Purpose

To develop, conduct and publish research in the chosen field; to take the lead or work in collaboration with colleagues, including management of the research programme; to develop and submit research funding applications; and to conduct and publish research in high impact peer-reviewed international journals or other high-quality venues.

Hereafter in this job description, the products of research are referred to as ‘publications’; however, this term applies equally to other research outputs, as appropriate to the discipline. In addition to printed academic work, research outputs may include, but are not limited to: new materials, devices, images, artefacts, products and buildings; confidential or technical reports; intellectual property, whether in patents or other forms; performances, exhibits or events; work published in non-print media.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To develop, conduct and manage the research programme including establishing and maintaining external collaborations both nationally and internationally.
  2. To undertake internationally excellent research in terms of originality, significance and rigour and to design and produce appropriate research methods and research plans to carry out the research programme.
  3. To develop a track record of publications of internationally excellent standard in peer reviewed journals or other venues of the highest quality and esteem, with evidence of one or more publications of world leading quality (equivalent to 4* rating in UK REF2014) since 1 January 2014.
  4. To work towards selection for submission to future REF exercises, by developing independence of research either by leading on a significant research project or by gaining funding as Principal Investigator and by producing a sufficient volume of publications of the appropriate quality.
  5. To present research findings at high profile, national and international conferences, seminars and meetings to raise the profile of the research and the University.
  6. To contribute to the development, both independently and in collaboration with others (including external partners), of further bids for external research funding to enhance the University’s national and international research profile.
  7. To keep up to date with developments in the subject area in order to provide advice and guidance on key developments to other staff and students.
  8. To engage in academic activities in accordance with University and College strategies, including participating in the promotion of the value and impact of research to the public, policy makers and funders.
  9. To determine the direction of the research programme to ensure that it remains at the forefront of the field.
  10. To participate in College research group activities and/or cross-College research activities.
  11. To contribute to the effective management and administration of the School / Institute where appropriate and as assigned by the Head of School / Research Institute Director.
  12. To be proactive in the management of career progression including taking advantage of the University’s training and mentorship programmes.
  13. To contribute, in a developing capacity, to modest teaching activities and associated administrative duties as agreed with the Head of School / Research Institute Director and in consultation with the Line Manager.

To contribute, in a developing capacity, to the supervision of postgraduate Masters students and PhD students, as agreed by the Head of School / Research Institute Director.

For appointment to GRADE 8 also:

  1. To take the lead in the management and development, planning and delivery of research plans.
  2. To play a leading role in establishing and maintaining external collaborations, both nationally and internationally.
  3. To take the lead in identifying opportunities and drafting applications and securing research funding.
  4. To sustain an extensive track record of publications of internationally excellent standard in peer reviewed journals or other venues of the highest quality and esteem, with evidence of publications of world leading quality (equivalent to 4* rating in UK REF2014) since 1 January 2014.
  5. To build on an established record of publications suitable for selection for submission to future REF exercises, by demonstrating independence of research either by leading on a significant research project or by gaining funding – as Principal Investigator, where possible – and by producing a sufficient volume of publications of the appropriate quality.
  6. To supervise postgraduate Masters students and act as co-supervisor to PhD students, as agreed by the Head of School / Research Institute Director.

The Subject Area

Classics at Glasgow is a thriving unit, which is seeking to expand its research and teaching in the area of ancient science and technology. The successful candidate will contribute to developing the field, by building on current initiatives in the subject area and collaborating with colleagues in history of science across the School of Humanities, College of Arts and the University more widely. Classics at Glasgow understands ancient science and technology in broad terms and across the geographical and chronological range of classical antiquity. We welcome applicants working in any area of ancient science or technology and employing any feasible methodology, including philological, archaeological and/or historical. Applicants should note that whilst this post is not primarily designed for those working solely in ancient medicine, applications in that field are welcomed if applicants can generate meaningful synergies with research in ancient science and technology more widely. Applicants who can demonstrate how their research complements existing research within Classics at Glasgow may be at an advantage.

For more specification or to apply, click here.

  • Reference Number: 012757
  • Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
  • College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
  • Job Family: Research And Teaching
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range: £33,574 – £47,801


Associate Lecturer in Ancient History, Birkbeck, University of London

Vacancy poster

Associate Lecturer in Ancient History

Birkbeck, University of London

Application deadline: midnight 16th May 2016

Purpose and Main Duties

We are looking for someone to teach the first year undergraduate course, entitled The Greek World: Archaic to Classical Periods, in the academic year 2016/17.

This is a general survey course, covering the history of the (extended) Greek world from about 800 to 336 BC. The format of the course is one-hour lecture, followed by two seminar hours, which normally address some of the key questions, methodological approaches, or sources used in the lecture.

The course takes place over 20 weeks, beginning in early October. We suggest a chronological approach, followed, if needed, by some thematic classes. The course is taken by first and second year students in our BA History, BA History and Archaeology, BA Classics, and BA Classical Studies programmes.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent;
  • As a minimum at the corresponding level of award as required to teach (or equivalent professional/industry level experience).

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

A suitable candidate should have research interests in Greek history and culture (including material evidence), and ideally some experience in teaching in Higher Education.

About the Department

For further information about the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology please visit the following website: www.bbk.ac.uk/history/

Further Information

Remuneration: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £56.93 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.

The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of serve with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight Monday 16 May 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning Monday 30 May 2016.

Informal enquires on the role can be made to Dr Christy Constantakopoulou, Senior Lecturer (Email: c.constanakopoulou@bbk.ac.uk). However, please note that only completed formal applications through the online system will be considered. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below. [Website administrator’s note: the document could be downloaded through the link at the top of this post.]

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.

To apply, click here.

Reference Number 11856
Location London, Bloomsbury
School/Department History, Classics and Archaeology
Position Type Fixed term
Hours Variable


Call for Papers – Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium

Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium

Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 19th Conference

Monash University, Melbourne

24th-26th February 2017

Submission deadline: 31st July 2016

In the last two decades, the role of dreams, memory and the imagination in the ancient world and its cultural productions have come to receive increased attention, along with the importance of emotions in the Greco-Roman and medieval worlds. This conference will focus on the ways that the Byzantine imagination shaped its dreams and memories from the fourth to fifteenth centuries and the many ways in which these were recorded in the Byzantine world, in its historiography, literature, religion, art and architecture.

Professor Derek Krueger of Greensboro University, North Carolina, will be our guest speaker at this international conference.

We welcome papers on any aspect of the topic, including reception studies. The deadline for the first call for papers is 31st July 2016. Two student bursaries will be offered to HDR students who present papers.

Further information will be available on this web site or from the Convenor, Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, at eva.anagnostoulaoutides@monash.edu, or for general enquiries conference@aabs.org.au.

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

Small Research Grants

British Academy/Leverhulme

Application deadline: 5:00 PM 11th May 2016 (UK)

The British Academy is inviting applications from scholars for the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, which is administered by the Academy.

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system. Applicants must register, if they have not already done so, and access details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to this scheme.


The British Academy announced a major new partnership in January 2012 to support the funding of the Small Research Grants scheme. The scheme offers awards co-sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, with funding of £1.5 million over 3 years, subsequently renewed, matching the public funding deriving from the grant made to the Academy via the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. In addition, the Academy continues to be able to offer some awards derived from funds generously donated by other funders, including the Honor Frost Foundation, the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, the Sino-British Fellowship Trust, the Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust, the Modern Humanities Research Association, the JME Trust, the Philosop hy of Education Society of Great Britain and from endowments held by the Academy. All successful applicants will be clearly informed of the source of the funding of their grant when an award has been offered, and will be expected to include due acknowledgement of the funder and the Academy when disseminating the results of the research funded under this scheme.

Purpose of grant

Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The first recourse for funding should be to your own institution (where applicable). Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars.

Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

  • Level of grant: Awards up to £10,000

  • Deadline for submission of applications: 11 May 2016, 5pm UK time

  • Results expected: end July 2016

  • Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 September 2016

Lecturer in Ancient Greek History, University of Liverpool

Vacancy details

Lecturer in Ancient Greek History Grade 7

Ref: A-590594

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool

Application deadline: 2nd May 2016

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures wishes to appoint a lecturer in Ancient Greek History. We welcome applications from candidates whose research expertise will complement and strengthen existing research strengths and teaching in Ancient History (Greek) in the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology. You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, have well-established research interests and a record of scholarly publications of international excellence as appropriate for the level of experience. Experience of teaching at undergraduate level and willingness to teach Ancient Greek language is required; experience of teaching at postgraduate level and course design is welcome.

To apply, click here.

Associate Professor in Classical Philology, Universitetet i Oslo

Associate Professor in Classical Philology

Universitetet i Oslo

Application deadline: 20th May 2016

A position of Associate Professor of Classical Philology is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The department offers courses in Greek and Latin at BA and MA levels as well as some courses in translation. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach subjects across the whole portfolio of courses.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.


  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in Greek and/or Latin
  • Documented pedagogical skills (either a teaching course certificate or based on teaching experience), see How to document your pedagogical skills
  • Documented potential for project acquisition
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • A documented research profile in both Greek and Latin

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Academic qualifications and academic production in Greek and/or Latin with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • Priority will be given to candidates whose research profile falls within strong research areas of the Classics section such as Augustan poetry, Greek epic, papyrology, reception studies (incl. translation), and Greek and Latin syntax and semantics
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department
  • Pedagogical qualifications and disposition to inspire students
  • Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Experience with and ability to build international networks
  • Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritized in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to ‘strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation’.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

We offer

  • Salary level 60 – 68 (510 100 – 591 400 NOK per year, depending on qualifications)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Pension agreement with Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits
  • The opportunity to  apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application form, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing qualifications
  • Description of one or more research projects which may be relevant for the Department
  • Proposed topics for MA theses
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published and unpublished works

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

Please note that all documents must be submitted in English or one of the Scandinavian languages, either in the original or in translation.

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last five years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and any experience with leadership and administration).

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department. The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department.

See also Rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out of entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • Reference number:
  • 2016/3085

To apply, click here.