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Research Assistant (Anachronism and Antiquity)

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 pro rata per annum

The Faculty of Classics invite applications for a temporary Research Assistant to join an existing research team led by Professor Tim Rood on the Leverhulme funded project Anachronism and Antiquity.  Since the project began, Professor Rood and the two Research Assistants have been collaborating on a general book on anachronism. The project members have also been working on monographs on anachronism in more specific areas (Plato, Greek historiography, Hellenistic poetry). There is a project blog at

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Professor Rood, the appointee will research and write two articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals on topics relating to anachronism. Additional duties are detailed in the further particulars.

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 via and enter Vacancy ID 135862.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6th August 2018.


Contact Person : Miss Philippa Crowley

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (for entry 2019)

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 2019. 

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. 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 to no later than 23 July 2018. Applicants should clearly state ‘BA postdoc’ as the subject of the email. 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.

Part-time Instructor in Ancient Greek and Latin

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

Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 per annum, pro rata

The Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford seeks to appoint a part-time Instructors in Ancient Greek and Latin from 1 October 2018. This role is designed as a 2-year career development post for individuals seeking a career in ancient language and general classics teaching and research, and encompasses a 2-year development programme. Individuals will be appointed a mentor and will be expected to develop and maintain their own learning objectives throughout the programme.

The language Instructors are responsible for preparing and delivering ancient language teaching within the Faculty. The successful candidates will hold a first degree in a relevant subject area and will have completed, or will soon complete, their doctorate. They will have outstanding competence in both ancient languages; proven language teaching skills of a very high quality; and extensive language teaching experience in both ancient languages.

The key duties of the post include teaching Greek and Latin language classes as required by the faculty (an average of 6 hours per week), marking student work and liaising with their tutors; helping with the administration of the language classes; supporting new graduate instructors; organising and marking faculty collections; and setting and marking university exams.

In addition, the successful candidate will be offered an association with a college, with a complementary teaching post.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and enter Vacancy ID 135453.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 2 July 2018. 

Contact Person : Philippa Crowley

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