PhD Studentships, University of Liverpool

PhD Studentships

University of Liverpool

Application deadline: 9th September 2016

The project:

This project explores and interprets a unique, virtually unexploited collection of excavated textiles at Bolton Museum to assess the production of cloth in Egypt, including its use as a social indicator, and the impact of international connections on the production, use, and ideology of textiles in ancient Egypt. The project brings together the museological expertise of Bolton Museum with the archaeological and textile-related academic expertise of Liverpool University to create a dynamic and truly rich research environment.  Additionally it is a unique opportunity for the students to participate in the creation of a new major permanent Egyptian gallery at Bolton Museum, providing a rare opportunity to contribute to a high profile museum project. The two PhD students will study the Bolton collection splitting chronologically into 1. Neolithic-Middle Bronze Age and 2. Late-Bronze Age to Islamic.

Applications are invited for two funded studentships on ancient Egyptian textiles and their social contexts. The award is made under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Award Scheme and the project, to begin in October 2016, will be supervised by Prof Ian Shaw, University of Liverpool, and Dr Carolyn Routledge, Bolton Museum. The successful applicants will each have an exceptional chance to benefit from training and a placement at Bolton Museum, conduct research into its collections and archives, and play a significant curatorial role in the creation of a new HLF-funded ancient Egyptian display at Bolton.

Candidate requirements:

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies or another relevant discipline, satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements including Masters-level advanced research training or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate an active interest in museums, ancient Egyptian material culture and society. Applications from those who have some previous experience in the study of ancient textiles and their archaeological, technological and cultural contexts will be welcomed.

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Classics Hub Coordinator, Liverpool College

Classics Hub Coordinator

Liverpool College

Application deadline: 10th June 2016

Liverpool College has been awarded a grant from Classics for All to support the development of a Liverpool Classics Hub.

The Liverpool Classics Hub aims to coordinate the efforts of Liverpool schools, the University of Liverpool and Classics for All to expand opportunities for pupils across Liverpool to study Greek, Latin, ancient history, archaeology and classical civilization.

In order to drive forward the development of the Liverpool Hub, we are seeking to appoint a Hub Coordinator who will be responsible for the administration, development and marketing efforts of the Hub. This is a part-time one year position.

The successful candidate will have the experience, vision and enthusiasm to deliver educational programmes which support, guide and inspire young people across Liverpool in the study of Classics, in partnership with other educational institutions.

Classics Hub Coordinator Job Description

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Susan Bamber for an application form.

You should submit a completed application form along with a letter of application (addressed to the Liverpool Classics Hub Advisory Board) outlining their vision for the post and their suitability for it. They should outline how their experience and ability prepares them to fulfil the requirements of the role. Completed applications can be returned by post to the Liverpool Classics Hub Advisory Board c/o Liverpool College, Queens Drive Liverpool L18 8BG or by email to marked for the attention of the Liverpool Classics Hub Advisory Board. The closing date for applications is Friday 10 June at 4pm.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check.


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.

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