Lecturer, Durham University

Lecturer (002468)

Durham University

Application deadline: 24th August 2016

The Department of Classics and Ancient History is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a one-year fixed-term lectureship in ancient philosophy for the academic year 2016/17 (01 October 2016 – 30 September 2017).

The successful applicant will contribute to research-led teaching of ancient philosophy and Greek literature; these are areas in which the Department has particular teaching needs. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach Greek language and should have a research specialism in some aspect of ancient philosophy.

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Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis

Assistant/Associate Professor

Washington University in St. Louis

Application deadline: 17th October 2016

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time joint position in the Department of Classics and the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the rank of assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenured) professor, with a specialty in Classical Archaeology. The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field in hand by July 1, 2017 and must show strong promise of scholarly achievement and the ability to make significant contributions to the graduate and undergraduate programs of both of these vibrant and growing departments. Previous or current participation in field archaeology is required. Candidates must be prepared to teach courses at all undergraduate levels and graduate seminars in the material culture, art, or architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, and language courses in either Ancient Greek or Latin at the undergraduate level. Candidates applying at the associate professor level should have an established publication record and at least five years of teaching experience at the university level.Duties will include teaching of two courses per semester, advising of students, research and writing for publication, departmental governance, and university service. Teaching and service duties will be evenly divided between the two departments. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, course evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by October 17, 2016. All materials should be sent via email to classics-search@wustl.edu. Inquiries may be sent to Tim Moore, Chair of the Classics Department (tmoore26@wustl.edu), or to Liz Childs, Chair of the Art History and Archaeology Department (ecchilds@wustl.edu). Members of the search committee will interview a short-list of candidates during the annual meetings of the Society for Classical Studies and the Archaeological Institute of America in Toronto, January 5-8, 2017.

Professor/Reader, Newcastle University

Professor/Reader in Greek (G724)

Newcastle University

Application deadline: 16th September 2016

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Professor or Reader in Greek. You will be an individual of international reputation and standing with an excellent track record of internationally recognised publication. You will be joining a growing community of scholars in Classics and Ancient History committed to achieving excellence in research and teaching, as evidenced by our strong performance in REF2014 and our high NSS scores. You will be expected to make an outstanding contribution to the research culture of the School by producing internationally excellent and world-leading publications, securing external research income, engaging in research activities which generate impact, and demonstrating leadership within your research field. You will also have the experience and qualities needed to deliver excellent teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and make a dynamic contribution to academic leadership within the School.

This appointment will build on the School’s already exceptional concentration of expertise in Greek language, literature, culture, history and archaeology from prehistory to the present. Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle University has a long and distinguished international reputation for its research and teaching. Greek and Latin have been taught here since 1874, and Ancient History and Classical Archaeology since 1910 and 1931 respectively.

The post is available immediately to commence on a mutually agreed date. Informal enquires to Professor Sam Turner and to Dr David Creese.

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Lecturer, Open University

Lecturer in Classical Studies (12518)

Open University

Application deadline: 25th August 2016

We are seeking to recruit a colleague to join our team of academics within the discipline of Classical Studies.

You will contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of Classical Studies, supporting teams responsible for the presentation, assessment and quality assurance of our modules and for the interdisciplinary modules to which we contribute.

You will have a PhD in Classics, Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Archaeology or a related subject. You must have a profile of teaching excellence in the culture, literature and/or history of Classical Greece and will preferably be able to contribute to the teaching of Ancient Greek (and/or Latin) at beginner’s level. You will build on your proven successful teaching experience in higher education, and demonstrate an understanding of our approach of supported open, distance and online learning.

You will also be a researcher with the potential to produce high quality research outputs including work of an international standard.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and scholarship, and to the career development of new and existing staff.

Interviews will be held on 5 or 6 October 2016

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Professor, Macquarie University

Professor in Ancient History (497417)

Macquarie University

Application deadline: 11:55 PM 4th September 2016

The Role

We are seeking an individual with an international reputation for high achievement in research. The successful candidate will have the vision and capability to lead our undergraduate and postgraduate Ancient History program and will perform a research leadership role aligned with, or complimentary to, our existing research activities, including building a research group and the attraction of significant research funding. The successful appointee will undertake a leading role in the development of the Ancient History curriculum and deliver key units within the program. The successful appointee will promote the Faculty within the academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally as well as contribute to the Faculty’s teaching, research, program development and service at a national and international level.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the requirements listed below in your CV and cover letter:

  • A PhD in a field relevant to Ancient History.
  • Outstanding contributions to scholarship and research in the discipline as evidenced by ongoing publications in top tier journals and recognition as an eminent authority in the discipline.
  • Proven ability to attract competitive grant funding.
  • Demonstrated willingness to undertake management responsibility at a senior level in the Department and to contribute at the Faculty and University level.
  • Distinguished record of high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Capability to supervise and mentor research students and staff members.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated commitment to teamwork.
  • Demonstrated leadership, professionalism and a sense of responsibility and integrity in matters pertaining to all related academic activities of the University/Faculty/Department.

Salary Package:  from $174,326 p.a – $182,566 p.a (Level E), plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

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Lecturer, University of Queensland

Lecturer in Classics & Ancient History (499313)

University of Queensland

Application deadline: 11:55 PM 23rd Aug 2016 (E. Australia Standard Time)

The role

The appointee will be required to develop, coordinate and teach undergraduate and honours level courses in Classics and Ancient History, and supervise honours students. The appointee will be expected to undertake administrative and other activities associated with the School.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in an area within the broad field of Classics and Ancient History. Applicants must be able to teach Greek at all levels, and preferably Latin. You should also possess demonstrated teaching skills at undergraduate and Honours level, and a preparedness to use alternative modes of teaching, such as digital technologies and flexible learning options.

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Research Project Administrative Assistant, University of Leeds

Research Project Administrative Assistant (ARTLC1045)

University of Leeds

Application deadline: 15th August 2016

Part-time, 15% of full time (usually 5.5 hours per week, with some flexibility)

Fixed term from 1 September 2016 to 30 August 2018 (24 months)

A part-time Administrative Assistant is needed to support the Hercules: a Hero for All Ages project, funded by the AHRC Networking Grant Scheme.

Until July 2017 duties will focus on practical preparations for the conference Celebrating Hercules in the Modern World, to be held at the University of Leeds (main campus) Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2017. These are likely to include organising conferences facilities (room bookings etc), taking bookings from delegates, coordinating with external academic and non-academic partners, marketing and publicity.

Additional duties will be carried out as far as time allows in this period, and be the focus of the role once the conference is over. These duties will involve: development of the project’s website; assistance in the preparation of the four edited volumes to be published in Brill’s Metaforms series.

As part of this role, you will be required to attend regular meetings with the Project Coordinator throughout the 24 months duration of the project, to be arranged at mutually convenient times. You will also be required to be present for 8 hours on each day of the conference (Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2017). Aside from these requirements there will be flexibility in terms of working patterns and location, which will be agreed through discussion between the post-holder and project leader (Dr Stafford).

Educated to GCSE level with Grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent), you will have an interest in Classics and experience of working in a customer-oriented environment. You will also be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook in particular) and have experience of using the web (including information searches), updating web-based information and using social media (for example, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs).

Hourly rate: £10.01 – £11.53 (equivalent to University of Leeds Grade 4 £18,212 – £20,989p.a. pro rata)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Emma Stafford, tel +44 (0)113 343 3539, email E.J.Stafford@leeds.ac.uk.

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