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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Professorship, University of Oxford

Wykeham Professorship of Ancient History (124361)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 19th September 2016

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to fill the Wykeham Professorship of Ancient (Greek) History.

The successful applicant will have a strong international research profile and broad interests and sympathies in order to contribute to and promote what is a wide and increasingly interdisciplinary research field in Oxford. S/he will have an excellent teaching record, and will exercise leadership and coordination across all areas of activity in the study and research of ancient Greek history in Oxford and beyond.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Miss Clare Jarvis; tel: 01865 288397.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 19 September 2016.

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Lecturer, Brasenose College

8-Hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Classics

Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Application deadline: 22nd August 2016

Brasenose College wishes to appoint an eight-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics for up four terms from 1 October 2016. The person appointed will be expected to plan, direct and teach the college-based Classical Language and Literature components of the Literae Humaniores (Lit. Hum.) and Classics & Modern Languages undergraduate degree courses, to participate in admissions procedures, and to assist generally in the running of Classics in collaboration with the Tutors in Classics and Ancient History.

The salary scale will be within the range £17,179 to £19,321 per annum (current rates), plus allowances, according to qualifications and experience. Please see the Further Particulars (including details of pension provision, allowances, and lunch and dining rights) for information on how to apply and fill in the Application Form and the Recruitment Monitoring Form.

Please send applications, preferably by email, to the College Academic Administrator, Brasenose College, Oxford, OX1 4AJ (tel: 01865 277823; email: by noon on Monday 22nd August 2016. Applicants should arrange for two referees to write direct to the College Academic Administrator by the same date.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunity employer.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, All Souls College

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships 2016 (Five-year, non-renewable)

All Souls College, University of Oxford

Application deadline: 9th September

The College intends to elect up to five Post-Doctoral Research Fellows on Saturday, 21 January 2017. The Fellowships will be open to candidates in the following subjects only: Life Sciences; Theoretical Physical Sciences (broadly defined); Classical Studies; Modern Languages; Literature in English; and Philosophy. Successful candidates will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2017 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College.


Normally, the College will only accept applications from those who have been awarded their doctorate since 1 August 2014 or expect to have been awarded their doctorate by 1 October 2017. (Doctoral award should be taken as the date of the successful defence of your doctoral dissertation at a viva voce examination or where there is no viva, the date of award on the degree certificate.) If you believe there are special reasons (e.g. grave illness, parental leave) why you think these normal eligibility criteria should be waived in your case, you are encouraged to submit your application well before the 9 September 2016 deadline, including details for consideration by the Eligibility Panel.

Job Description

The primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is to pursue in Oxford an independent programme of advanced study and research for publication as approved by the College at the time of election. Leave of absence to work away from Oxford may be granted on the recommendation of the College’s Academic Purposes Committee, but only where the Committee is satisfied that such leave is necessary for the pursuit of the Fellow’s programme of research.

Fellows are required to report regularly to the Academic Purposes Committee on their progress towards completion of their approved research programme within the term of the Fellowship. The College does not, however, regard Fellows as tied indissolubly to that particular programme and will be willing to entertain applications to vary it. Post-Doctoral Research Fellows are also encouraged to undertake appropriate lecturing, teaching and supervision of research in the University.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows are full Fellows of the College and members of its governing body. As such, they are expected to attend and participate in all College meetings and may be required to serve on College committees and assist with the annual Prize Fellowship examinations. As the College is a charity of which the Fellows are trustees, the successful applicants must be eligible to be Charity Trustees and discharge this responsibility effectively – see Becoming a trustee – Charity Commission.

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Departmental Lecturer in Early Medieval History, University of Oxford

Part-time Departmental Lecturer in Early Medieval History (123980)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 22nd July 2016

We are seeking a part-time Departmental Lecturer in Early Medieval History, tenable from 1 October 2016 for a fixed-term of 1 year. This post is offered by the History Faculty in association with Balliol College and Brasenose College.

Applications are invited from scholars with active research and teaching interests in any area of Early Medieval History. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability and willingness to give tutorials, lectures, classes and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level across a range of papers in Early Medieval History. The Lecturer will also be required to undertake examining and administrative work, and will engage in advanced study and original research in Early Medieval History.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant field or show evidence that a doctorate is imminently expected. S/he will have a strong research record and a record of successful teaching within the field, the ability to teach and lecture at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner for both undergraduate and graduate students, and a willingness to undertake examining and administrative duties.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

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Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford

Departmental Lecturer in Roman Archaeology (123611)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 22nd June 2016

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Roman Art and Archaeology from 1 January 2017. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 12 months to cover the teaching and other duties of Dr Janet DeLaine while she holds a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.

The postholder is expected to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students and to engage in advanced study and research on Roman Art and Archaeology, c. 300 BC – AD 300. She or he will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and faculty administration. The postholder will be required to deliver up to 36 hours of faculty lectures or classes per year, supported by the production of course materials as required; undertake up to six contact hours of Classics teaching each week for the Faculty of Classics (for Colleges), in tutorials or small classes, averaged over the three 8-week terms of this appointment; and undertake Masters teaching as required within their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will have: a doctorate (to be completed by 1 January 2017) in some area of Roman Art and Archaeology c. 300 BC- AD 300; a record of successful undergraduate teaching within the field of appointment; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to teach across a range of topics; an ongoing programme of research; and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a college and/or faculty environment.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 22 June 2016. It is expected that interviews will be held in late June 2016.


Lecturer, St John’s College, Oxford

Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Archaelogy

St John’s College, Oxford

Application deadline: 20th June 2016

St. John’s College intends to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Classical Archaeology for the period 1st October 2016 – 30th September 2018. This is a temporary, fixed-term position pending decisions to be made by the College about teaching provision in the subject in the longer term.

The successful candidate will be required to teach up to six hours of undergraduate tutorials per week during term and to share responsibility for administrative and pastoral duties for undergraduates reading for the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History degree, Literae Humaniores and various Joint Schools. They will also be expected to take part in the annual undergraduate admissions exercise.

Candidates should be able to teach options in Greek and Roman Archaeology both for the First Public Examination and for Finals (preference will be given to those able to teach Greek Art and Archaeology ca. 500-300 BC and / or Art in the Roman Empire), to contribute to the teaching of Texts and Contexts for Honour Moderations in Classics, which is done jointly by the Classics teaching team, and to contribute to the supervision of final year museum projects of the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History students. Details of the undergraduate syllabus in Classical Archaeology can be found here. Preference will be given to candidates who have, or expect to have completed by 1st October 2016, a doctorate in Archaeology.

The salary will be £12,885 per annum (subject to revision in line with any general salary increases), Full dining rights throughout the period of appointment will be offered. A teaching room will be provided and research and entertainment allowances are also available. Information about St John’s College is available on the College website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 20th June 2016. Please view the Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure. We would appreciate it if you also submit our voluntary Recruitment Monitoring Form as part of the application.

The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK. This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.