Job Opportunities

Departmental Lecturer in Ancient History

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

Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 per annum

The Faculty of Classics, in conjunction with New College, invites applications for a temporary Departmental Lectureship to cover the teaching and other duties of Professor Andrew Meadows while he is on ERC-funded research leave for the period from October 2020 to September 2021. The postholder is expected to engage in advanced study and research in any aspect of Ancient History, and to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Greek History. They will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and Faculty administration

The postholder will be required to teach undergraduates for an average of eight contact hours per week during term (including one hour per week taught for Exeter College). The successful candidate should be able to undertake most of the teaching in Ancient History for Classics Mods (Texts & Contexts, History special papers) and to teach at least four Ancient History papers in Greats (e.g. Greek History 1-3, Roman History 4), as well as relevant papers in Ancient and Modern History.  (S)he will be expected to organise all teaching in Ancient History at New College, participate in the undergraduate admissions process, set and mark college examinations ('collections'), provide pastoral care and advice to students, and participate in outreach activities and subject-related social events.

Further details of these courses are available at

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a related field, a record of successful undergraduate teaching within the field, a publication record in a related field, and an ongoing programme of research.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and enter Vacancy ID 145982

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 6 July 2020. It is expected that interviews will take place during July

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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 2021.
The Fellowships are designed to enable early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to pursue an independent research project for three years at a host institution. More information about the scheme will be available in due course 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.
The Faculty will select applications to support. Those who wish to apply for a BA PDF in Classics with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit the Expression of Interest form to  no later than 8 July 2020. The email subject should be ‘BA postdoc’. A referee should be asked to send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date. Please note that all applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty.