Job Opportunities

Part-time Research Assistant

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

Grade 6.1 – 6.7 : £29,175 - £34,804 pro rata per annum

The Classical Art Research Centre is seeking a highly motivated and talented pre-doctoral or post-doctoral researcher to work on the Beazley Archive Pottery Database (BAPD) -- the foremost online resource for the study of ancient Athenian painted pottery. The post is part-time (equivalent of one day a week) and fixed-term (2 years).

The post-holder will have a key role in helping to expand and enhance the BAPD, sourcing and adding new data and images, creating new records, and helping to keep records up-to-date and relevant, e.g. by adding to their image-bibliographies.

The successful candidate will have appropriate specialist knowledge and research experience, and a high level of self-motivation so as to work efficiently and independently. S/he will have strong IT skills and very high standards of accuracy.

This is a fixed-term post for 24 months from December 2019.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and enter Vacancy ID 144083

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 29th November 2019, interviews to be held shortly thereafter.

Contact Person : Dr Peter Stewart 01865 278082

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Associate Professorship/Professorship of Ancient History and Tutorial Fellowship 

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

and Corpus Christi College, Oxford

£48,114 – £64,605 per annum plus allowances (including housing allowance of £15,300).

Additional salary of £2,804 p.a. will apply if awarded the title of Professor.


The Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford, seeks to appoint an Associate Professor/Professor in Ancient History (Greek), with effect from 1 September 2020. This post will be held in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

The appointment will be a permanent post (after initial probation). The total university and college stipend is on the scale £48,114 – £64,605 p.a., plus allowances (including housing allowance of £15,300). Additional salary of £2,804 p.a. will apply if awarded the title of Professor. The appointment will be pensionable under the USS scheme.

The successful candidate must have an internationally outstanding research record, appropriate to their career stage, in any aspect of the history of the Ancient Greek World, and be able to provide a high standard of research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They should have the capacity to teach across the whole range of Ancient Greek History papers which include Greek History in the following broad period 650 – 336BC World of Homer and Hesiod, Thucydides and the West, Aristophanes’ political comedy, Athenian Democracy, Alexander the Great & his Early Successors and the Hellenistic World. They should also have the ability and willingness to undertake administrative duties, and evidence of good interpersonal and organisational skills are essential.

The appointee will be based at the Faculty of Classics, 66 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, OX1 4JF

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the  Further Particulars;  in case of difficulty downloading they may be obtained from the Academic Registrar, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, OX1 4JF (email:, telephone +44 (0)1865 276737). The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday 22 November 2019.

The application cover sheet and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded from this site. 

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

The University of Oxford and Corpus Christi College are equal opportunities employers.

The closing date for applications is noon on 22 November 2019

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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2020


Applications in all areas of Classical Studies, including Classical Archaeology, are invited from suitably qualified researchers in the early stages of an academic career who wish to base their research in the Faculty of Classics of the University of Oxford. A previous connection with the University is not required: indeed, according to the Leverhulme Trust website,

The Research Awards Advisory Committee believes that the development of an academic career is best served by gaining experience at different institutions. Applicants who have not already moved institutions in the course of their academic career (i.e. between their undergraduate degree and current position) should nominate a new host institution, or otherwise demonstrate clear evidence of the academic and/or personal reasons for remaining at the same institution, such as access to highly specialist equipment or a highly specialised research team.

Thus applications are particularly welcome from those who are currently working elsewhere. The Faculty will hold an internal competition to decide which application(s) will be put forward under the scheme, so applicants should not approach the Leverhulme Trust directly until Faculty support is confirmed in writing.

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme is aimed at scholars who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers; they are defined as those who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK institution and who submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination not more than four years prior to the application closing date of 27 February 2020. Candidates must check that they are eligible for the scheme before proceeding with the application process described below. Candidates should have a proven record of research. The objective is for Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the tenure of the award; hence the project put forward should not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project. For more information on the scheme, including eligibility, please see the Leverhulme Trust website.

Applications, which should be sent electronically to the HR Administrator ( at the Classics Faculty by the end of Friday 29 November 2019, marked ‘Leverhulme ECF 2020’ in the subject header, should comprise:

1. a maximum two-page CV including education, publications, any awards, thesis title and examiners;

2. a maximum two-page draft statement of research (which should use similar headings to that in the Leverhulme scheme’s notes of guidance);

3. a 150 word abstract summarising the research for a general audience;

4. an indication of what additional research expenses may be claimed.

Candidates are in addition asked to identify:

  • (a) A mentor for their project from among the permanent members of the Faculty of Classics and confirmation that they are willing to act as a mentor. More details about members of the Faculty of Classics can be found here.
  • (b) A referee who should be asked to provide a reference, addressing the significance and originality of the research project and the candidate's fitness to undertake it, which should be sent directly to the HR Administrator by Friday 29 November.

What happens next?

The Faculty will consider the applications it receives; it would hope to inform applicants of their position by 9 December 2019. It will forward its the recommendations to the Humanities Division; the successful applicant(s) will then be supported by the Divisional Research Facilitators in the completion of the full application to the Leverhulme Trust.

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