Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame

Professional Specialist in Languages of Late Antiquity

University of Notre Dame

Application deadline: 11:59 PM 6th September 2016 Eastern Time

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position on the faculty with a specialization in languages of late antiquity. The successful candidate will be appointed to a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professional Specialist (equivalent to “lecturer” at other universities) on a one-year contract, renewable for up to three years, with a starting date of August 22, 2017. Mastery of Syriac is a prerequisite, and facility in one or more of the other languages of late antiquity, especially Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, or classical Arabic, is also expected. The ability to engage not only with the language but with its attendant literature and culture is desirable; beyond specialized language course the successful candidate will be expected to teach one non-language course per year at the undergraduate or graduate level and will become an integral part of the Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity and History of Christianity subsections of the Department, including participation in colloquia and otherwise contributing to a vibrant graduate student and faculty learning community. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.




Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and official transcript.

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Research Assistant, University of Oxford

Research Assistant (Anachronism and Antiquity)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 15th June 2016

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a full-time Research Assistant for the Leverhulme Trust funded Anachronism and Antiquity project, directed by Professor Tim Rood. The appointment will be for a fixed-term period of 3 years. The appointee will be a member of a research project which will undertake the first systematic study of the concept of anachronism in Greco-Roman antiquity, and of the role played by the idea of anachronism in the formation of the concept of antiquity itself. The project will focus on both classical and modern material. The appointee will contribute to the research for and writing of the outputs envisaged from the project which include a general book on anachronism; a conference volume; specialist journal papers; and two specialised monographs.

The successful candidate will have a relevant first degree and a doctorate, or equivalent research experience, in a relevant discipline; degree-level knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin and good knowledge of relevant modern languages; the ability to manage their own research and administrative activities; and the ability to work well in a team and collaborate with co-editors and colleagues.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 June 2016. It is expected that interviews will be held in late June 2016.

  • Contact Person: Philippa Crowley
  • Contact Phone: 01865 288391
  • Contact Email:
  • Vacancy ID: 123305
  • Closing Date: 15-Jun-2016

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PhD studentship, University of Warwick

PhD studentship (2 positions)

Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick

Application deadline: 16th May 2016

  • The position includes a home/EU fees waiver, research costs, and a stipend equivalent to RCUK stipend amounts (currently £14,296 for 2016/17).
  • Fixed term for 3 ½ years
  • Start date 1/10/16
  • Token Communities in the Roman East / Token Communities in the Roman West

Two fully funded 3 ½ year doctoral positions are available as part of the ERC-funded project ‘Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean’. The positions will be based in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, and will be supervised by the project’s leader, Dr. Clare Rowan, with secondary supervision provided by Prof. Kevin Butcher. This represents an opportunity for graduate students with high potential to work on a project aimed at uncovering a little used and little known source from antiquity.

The ‘Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean’ project will provide the first comprehensive analysis of the role played by tokens in the ancient Mediterranean. Tokens are frequently found on archaeological sites and within museum collections, but are little studied and poorly understood. These objects played a central role in cultural, religious, political and economic life in antiquity; closer study of these objects is thus imperative in gaining a fuller picture of the ancient world and its cultural legacy. The project combines an analysis of museum material with the known archaeological contexts of these objects. It will be the first project to approach these items in a cross regional and fully contextualised manner. This approach will enable us to better define what tokens were in antiquity, and what roles they played. Moreover, through a careful consideration of type, context, and distribution, the project will also explore how these objects actively contributed to the generation of different types of community.

Two doctoral researchers will focus on the projects ‘Token Communities in the Roman West’ (1st century BC – AD 284) and ‘Token Communities in the Roman East’  (1st century BC – AD 284) respectively. The successful candidates will work with the PI (Clare Rowan) to identify a series of fruitful case studies focused on tokens and token use from the eastern and western Mediterranean in the Roman period before late antiquity. Utilising available archaeological data, as well as relevant museum material, the successful candidates will focus on the following questions:

  • What were the defining characteristics of tokens within the ancient world?
  • What political, economic, religious, cultural and social roles did tokens play in the Roman world?
  • How did these objects enable and actively contribute to social life and the formation of different communities within the Roman Empire?

The PhD topic will be of interest to scholars concerned with the role of everyday objects in society, as well as the active role of images and material culture in forming identities and communities. The successful candidates will work alongside the PI, Clare Rowan (‘Token Communities in Rome and Italy’), as well as a postdoctoral researcher (‘Token Communities in the Hellenistic World’), participating in project meetings, reading groups, and will contribute to joint publications. The successful candidates will disseminate their results via the project’s blog, website, Twitter feed, and other media.

The successful candidates will also join the broader postgraduate community at the University of Warwick and will be expected to participate in the department’s work in progress seminars, as well as the annual departmental postgraduate colloquium. In addition to a home/EU fees waiver and a stipend, the project offers generous financial support for international research trips, conference attendance, consumables (including the provision of a laptop), and publication costs. Both the department of Classics and the University, via the Faculty of Arts CADRE programme, offer training and career development opportunities for postgraduate students (e.g. media training, teacher training, digital storytelling, experience in engagement and widening participation activities).


We are seeking candidates with high potential who are able to work within a team environment. The successful applicant will have a good background in Ancient History and/or Archaeology at undergraduate and Masters level, and hold a first or upper second class honours degree (BA), and will have completed a Masters level certification by 1 October 2016. A reading knowledge of foreign languages and/or numismatic experience is desirable but by no means essential; training will be provided for successful candidates.

International students are invited to apply but will need to fund the fees difference for Overseas Research Students.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents by 16th May 2016 to

  • a letter of application (max. 2 A4 pages) explaining how the position connects to previous research interests and any previous relevant experience, and why the candidate feels they are suited for the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • full transcripts of all previous degree results
  • evidence of competence in English if English is not your first language
  • a writing sample (max. 7000 words)
  • two academic references submitted by the referees. These should be sent by the referees themselves, and not the applicant. The referees should ideally be familiar with the candidate’s academic work, and able to assess their potential and preparedness to undertake PhD research as part of a team project. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that references are received by the deadline.

Interested candidates are invited to contact the project PI Clare Rowan ( to discuss the position, or for any further queries.  Further information about the Department of Classics at the University of Warwick is available here.

Interviews will take place at the beginning of June. The successful applicants will be required to complete a standard application for graduate study at the University of Warwick.

Associate Professor in History of Ideas, Universitetet i Oslo

Associate Professor in History of Ideas

Universitetet i Oslo

Application deadline: 20th May 2016

A position as Associate Professor in History of Ideas/Intellectual History, specializing in Antiquity and/or the Middle Ages, is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The applicant must document proficiency in Greek or Latin and have research qualifications within the study of Antiquity, late Antiquity and/or the Middle Ages. Scholarly breadth within the field will be given emphasis. Scientific competence in the reception of ideas originating in Antiquity is desirable. The successful candidate must document familiarity with History of Ideas/Intellectual History as a scholarly discipline. Experience from interdisciplinary project collaboration will be an advantage.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam settings 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 Antiquity and/or the Middle Ages
  • Competence 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
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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

  • Academic production on Antiquity and/or the Middle Ages with emphasis on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will weigh more heavily than quantity
  • 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

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 agreement with all employees that aims to secure rights to research results.

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