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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Classics Faculty at the University of Oxford invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2018.

The Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding, recent postdoctoral scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences to obtain experience of research and teaching in the university environment for a period of three years, to strengthen their research and teaching track record and to improve their prospects of obtaining permanent posts by the end of the fellowship.  More information about the scheme will be available presently from the British Academy and on the Oxford Humanities Division website. NB There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully.

Candidates who intend to apply for a BA PDF in Classics with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit the application form (see below) to  no later than 24 July 2017. They are also asked to request that their supervisor or another scholar should send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date.

There is no guarantee that applications which arrive after this date will be supported or processed. Further details about the application process will be found in due course on the Oxford Humanities Division’s website. Please note that all applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty. 

Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Greek History

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU, and Balliol College, Oxford, OX1 3BJ

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 per annum

The Faculty of Classics, in association with Balliol College, is seeking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Greek History from 1 October 2017. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 12 months.

The postholder will be expected primarily to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students, and to engage in advanced study and research in Ancient Greek History in support of this activity. She or he will also be expected to engage in some examination assessment and faculty administration. For the College the lecturer will be required to teach up to four hours of Greek History (Archaic History and 5th Century to 404 B.C.) for the Honour Schools of Classics, Ancient and Modern History, and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and to take some responsibility for the general organisation of these courses (including Admissions), and for pastoral care of students; teaching for some of the historical options in Literae Humaniores Honour Moderations and CAAH Moderations will also be expected

The successful candidate will have: a doctorate (complete or near completion) in a related field; a record of successful undergraduate teaching within the field of appointment; sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subjects to develop course materials; a publication record in a related field; an ongoing programme of research; the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a faculty environment; the ability to undertake pastoral responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and enter Vacancy ID 129313.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 6 July 2017. It is expected that interviews will be held in mid-July 2017.

Contact Person : Philippa Crowley

Contact Phone : 01865 288391

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