Job Opportunities

St John's College, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

in association with the

Official (Tutorial) Fellowship in Classics and Associate Professorship or Professorship of Classical Languages and Literature

Salary range: £46,336 to £62,219 p.a. (pay award pending) (plus additional College pensionable benefits of up to £18,600, including a Housing Allowance (currently £13,730 p.a., provided the Fellow does not occupy residential accommodation wholly provided by the College) and a Supplementary Duties allowance of £4,870. Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full Professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,700 p.a. (without change to the
duties of the post). 

Start date: 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

St John’s College, Oxford and the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford propose, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint to an Official (Tutorial) Fellowship in Classics and an Associate Professorship or Professorship of Classical Languages and Literature with effect from 1stOctober 2019. This is a permanent position, subject to completion of a successful review.

Applications are invited from candidates who are active researchers of outstanding ability in Greek and/or Latin languages and literature, whose areas of research specialisation are in one or more of the following three areas of expertise: Greek and Roman comedy; Attic Oratory; Imperial Greek Literature, and who have the ability to provide excellent tutorial teaching, classes, and lectures. The successful candidate will be required to engage in scholarly research and publication, and to enthuse and inspire students at both undergraduate and graduate level through tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision. They will be expected to give tutorials in Greek and/or Latin language and literature as agreed with the College. Teaching will include Classics Honour Moderations options in either Homer or Virgil or both, the Classics Honour Moderations option Texts and Contexts, and the Final Honours School options Greek Core or Latin Core or both.

Candidates should normally hold a PhD or be near completion. They should show evidence of the potential to attract external funding for research, and evidence of experience at, or potential for, participating effectively in the other work required by the College and Faculty, including administration.
Applications should be sent in the form of a single pdf document to They must include full contact details, a covering letter or statement explaining how you meet the criteria for the post, a full CV and publications list, and the names and contact details (postal and e-mail addresses and telephone number) of three referees. Candidates should ask their referees to send references directly to Both applications and references should reach the College no later than 12 noon GMT on Thursday 8th November 2018.

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the college website at:

Futher particulars are also available to download from this website: Further particulars

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

St John’s College and the University of Oxford are Equal Opportunities Employers.

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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