Part-time Latin Instructor, University of Oxford

Part-time Latin Instructor (125067)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 12th September 2016

Thanks to a generous donation from the Stonehouse Educational Foundation, the University of Oxford’s Classics Faculty has reinstated its Saturday Latin teaching scheme, OXLAT, and now seeks a part-time Latin Instructor. The appointment will be for a fixed-term period from 1 October 2016 to 31 July 2017. The scheme, which started in January 2015 and runs for two and a half years, offers free tuition on Saturday mornings to 30 students from local state schools. Two instructors are responsible for the teaching for the duration of the scheme, from preliminary introductory work through to comprehensive preparation for GCSE exams.

The instructors report to the Outreach Officer. They also work closely with the part-time Latin Teaching Scheme Coordinator, who provides administrative support and will be present on Saturday mornings to oversee the scheme’s delivery.

The key duties are: teaching weekly two-hour Latin lessons on Saturday mornings during term time over the course of the scheme; two hours of contact teaching time each week for a total of 38 weeks; and approximately four hours of teaching preparation time/liaising with the OXLAT Coordinator each week.

The successful candidate will have proven skills and experience equivalent to those derived from holding a degree in Classics; have experience of teaching in a school environment; have experience of teaching Latin to GCSE level; have enthusiasm for the subject and the desire and ability to effectively engage and motivate students; have a desire and ability to challenge able students as well as to support, encourage, and develop less-able students; and have a proactive, flexible approach to providing comprehensive and high-quality, yet enjoyable, Latin teaching.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

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Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham

Teaching Associate – Classics (ART277116)

University of Nottingham

Application deadline: 14th September 2016

Applications are invited for the above post based at the Humanities Building in University Park, Nottingham.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong research potential in Classics (broadly defined). It is desirable that the candidate should have a research specialism in Greek literature. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules, for supervising taught postgraduate research and for contributing to departmental administration.

Candidates must have a PhD at or near completion (or equivalent) in Classics, ability to teach Classics at all levels, ability and willingness to contribute to ancient Greek and/or Latin language teaching at beginners and intermediate levels, and a strong commitment to the Department. It is desirable that the candidate should be able to teach ancient Greek and/or Latin to advanced level.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Helen Lovatt, Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor – Greek History and Material Culture (1600994)

University of Toronto

Application deadline: 11:59 PM EST 31st October 2016

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Greek History and Material Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on 1 July 2017.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Classics, or a relevant discipline, by the time of the appointment or shortly thereafter. They must have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching and they must show a demonstrated record of ongoing development in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An ability to teach Greek prose authors at all levels is required.

The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publications in leading journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. The successful candidate’s research will focus on the history and material culture of the Greek world in the first millennium BCE. She or he will emphasize the archaeological and documentary evidence, and demonstrate clear engagement with historical questions and methodologies. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in both Greek and Latin.

The Department of Classics ( welcomes a wide range of methods and innovative approaches in the study of history and material culture, and is particularly interested in candidates who combine a thorough training in Classics with an interest in other disciplines in the humanities or social sciences. The Department of Classics cooperates closely with the Departments of Anthropology, Art, History, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as well as with the Archaeology Centre, among other units.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, as well as a research statement and a teaching dossier. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Alison Keith, Acting Chair, Department of Classics ( or to the Business Officer of the Department of Classics, Mrs. Ann-Marie Matti (

Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters, signed and on letterhead, directly to the Department of Classics via email to  by 31 October 2016.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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 Inquiries may be sent to Tim Moore, Chair of the Classics Department (, or to Liz Childs, Chair of the Art History and Archaeology Department ( 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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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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