Job Opportunities

Senior Research Software Engineer – Linked Data

Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

Salary Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum
Location Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU
Contract type Fixed Term for 36 months from 1 April 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Hours Full time (1.0 FTE)

About the role
The post of Senior Research Software Engineer on the project FAIR Epigraphy offers an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the application of linked data approaches to a significant area of ancient world studies. Ancient epigraphy has a long history of engagement with the digital humanities, an extensive and developed international community, and a rich dataset ready for development.

You will additionally have the opportunity to be part of a major new initiative to support and develop digital scholarship in the humanities within the University of Oxford.

You will be based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents in the Faculty of Classics. The role is part of the FAIR Epigraphy project, an international partnership led by Professor Jonathan Prag (University of Oxford) and Professor Marietta Horster (University of Mainz). In the second and third years, this post will also be partly funded by - and part of - the Digital Scholarship at Oxford hub. At this stage, you will take part in the development, application and support of linked data approaches across a wider range of Oxford humanities projects.

You will be expected primarily to work alongside the two PIs and a post-doctoral researcher (based at Mainz). You will lead on the work of standards adoption and development of interoperability by existing and new projects, as well as building the tools and infrastructure for the publication of both standards and data to ensure the data’s accessibility for research. The position will involve work on the establishment and maintenance of the technical architecture, and its exemplary implementation with one or more pilot projects. You will work directly with key projects and partners, both within Oxford and beyond (including the US and Europe), to enable the adoption of such standards, the generation of linked data, and its initial exploitation for research. You will also work on documentation, training, and the publication of results, including the authoring of relevant research articles.

In the second phase of the post (months 13-36), while continuing to work on FAIR Epigraphy, you will begin to work with a range of researchers and projects across the University as part of the Digital Scholarship at Oxford hub. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a major University Strategic Research Fund investment to support the development of digital scholarship activities in the Humanities and the wider university, with a specific focus on embedding linked open data in research.

About you
You will hold a PhD/DPhil in information engineering and computer science, informatics and related fields; or have equivalent experience.

You will have demonstrable experience of development with web frameworks and associated programming languages, suitable for implementing the FAIR Epigraphy linked data model.
You will have a high level of competency in more than one of the following technologies: RDF/Linked Data, CIDOC CRM, JSON or JSON-LD, RESTful API development, Python or JavaScript.

You will also be able to work with partners from a variety of specialisms and backgrounds, particularly from the humanities, collaborating in an interdisciplinary and international setting, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

The duties and skills required are described in further detail in the job description.

Application Process
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and Vacancy ID 155378 or via this link, where the job description and access to the online recruitment system can also be found. 

For your online application, you will be required to upload your curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience and contact details of two referees, who may be contacted for references by the selection committee after shortlisting. 

For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description. Any further enquires may be directed to

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 February 2022. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting is expected to take place later that week with interviews to be held the week beginning 21 February 2022.

Please quote Vacancy ID 155378 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person Clive Brown
Contact Email


Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Ancient History (Greek)

University College in association with the Faculty of Classics

Salary in the range £48,835 - £65,574 p.a.(plus additional benefits as detailed below including a housing allowance of £11,246)
Location University College and the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, Oxford
Contract type Five years in the first instance, then reappointment to retirement upon completion of a successful review.
Hours Full time

About the role

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Ancient History (Greek) to be held in the Faculty of Classics in association with a Tutorial Fellowship in Ancient History at University College.  This is a full-time position based at University College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BH and at the Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St. Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU.

The appointee will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating teaching and research community that performs to the highest international levels in research and publications, and will have access to the excellent research facilities that Oxford offers.  Oxford has one of the largest Classics faculties in the world, with an excellent reputation for the quality of its research and teaching.  The appointee will be a member of both the College and the University community, and will have an active role to play in the running of the College (as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College) and of the University (as a member of Congregation).  College benefits include a housing allowance, or access to a joint equity scheme, an academic allowance, an entertainment allowance, lunch and dinner in College, and private health insurance.

About you

Applications for this post are welcome from well-qualified candidates with teaching competence across the whole range of Ancient History (Greek) papers as required by the three undergraduate degrees of Classics, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (CAAH), and Ancient and Modern History (AMH).  The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced study and academic research, and to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision.

The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in a relevant field (or submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by the advertised closing date for this position), and will have evidence of distinguished research and/or research potential in the area of Ancient History, a publication record of international standing, appropriate to the stage of the candidate’s career, and evidence of excellence in teaching Ancient History.

Application Process
Applications for this vacancy should be sent by email (as PDFs) to  

Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to Univ’s Academic Registrar, Dr Ian Boutle at and should supply each referee with a copy of these further particulars. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that references are submitted promptly and by noon on Monday 24 January 2022. If you would prefer a referee or referees to only submit a reference if you are being called for interview, then you must state this in your application alongside the details of the relevant referee(s). You should provide the names and full contact details of three referees even if you do not wish them to provide a reference at the time of application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday (GMT) on Monday 24 January 2022.  It is anticipated that interviews will take place in early March (dates to be confirmed).

Any further enquires may be directed to  

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

Further information about the main duties of the post, selection criteria, and details about how to apply are attached below.

Further Particulars
Recruitment Monitoring form

Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Greek Language & Literature and Tutorial Fellowship in Classics 

Magdalen College, Oxford and the Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LU.

Salary in the range £48,835 - £65,574 p.a. (combined University and College salary)

About the role

Magdalen College and the Faculty of Classics are recruiting an Associate Professor of Greek Language & Literature to start on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a joint appointment: the person appointed to the Associate Professorship or Professorship will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship in Classics at Magdalen College. Additional allowances are provided by the College including accommodation in College, or a housing allowance of £15,000 p.a. together with a study/teaching room in College and access to a Housing Loan Scheme. An additional allowance would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

Applications are invited for the field of Greek Language & Literature, with a preference for the following: Greek Drama; the Reception of Greek Literature.  The successful candidate must be able to teach across the whole range of Greek papers on the Classics undergraduate courses at Oxford. The post-holder will give 16 hours of lectures per year, participate in examining, and play a full and active role in Faculty administration. For the College, the post-holder will give 8 hours of tutorial teaching each week during term time and share the organisation of the tuition and pastoral care of students studying Classics.  They will also be expected to participate in the administrative work of the College. 

About you

Applicants should have the potential to enhance the high reputation of the Faculty of Classics in research, a proven record of internationally recognised scholarship and research appropriate to their career stage, and ability to provide an excellent standard of research-led teaching for both undergraduates and postgraduates, including the supervision of research students.

Please upload the following documents with your application: (1) a detailed covering letter, which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post, sets out information about your research and the subjects you could offer to teach, and lists three referees; (2) a full curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (3) and (4) two representative samples of written work, published or unpublished, each no more than 10,000 words in length. 

When applying you will be asked to nominate three referees. Please supply your referees with a copy of the further particulars and ask them to email references directly to Miss Liz Howdill on, by 12.00 noon (GMT) on Monday 24 January 2022 without further prompting. Please state explicitly alongside the details of the relevant referee(s) in your covering letter if you do not wish them to be approached unless you are being called for interview or are in receipt of a conditional offer.

Application Process
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via  and click on 'Academic' and click on the relevant post title (Vacancy ID 155371) where the job description and access to the online recruitment system can also be found. 

Enquiries about the post should be addressed to Miss Liz Howdill, Academic Administrator at Magdalen College, on

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday (GMT) on Monday 24 January 2022.  Shortlisting will take place the following week and interviews are expected to be held in Oxford on Wednesday 2 March 2022.  Interviews may be held online via Microsoft Teams rather than in person.

Any further enquires may be directed to  Please quote Vacancy ID 155371 on all correspondence.

Applications from female candidates and from black and minority ethnic candidates are particularly welcomed as they are currently under-represented at senior faculty level. The University and colleges welcome applications from candidates who have a disability or long-term health condition, and are committed to providing long-term support.

Contact Person: Miss Liz Howdill
Contact Email:

Click on the link below for the further particulars and how to apply
Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Greek Language & Literature and Tutorial Fellowship in Classics