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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are sought for a fixed-term research associate to provide editorial assistance to the Editors in Chief of the Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World project, Professor Paul Cartledge and Professor Paul Christesen. It is anticipated that the appointment will run from 01 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

The project has been initiated in order to facilitate access to information about Greek communities other than Athens and Sparta. The assistant editor will help to enable the production of twenty nine case studies, that have been commissioned from distinguished international colleagues, on communities, sanctuaries, and regions in the Archaic period (c. 800 - c. 480 BCE). The studies will appear as a group, under the title of the Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World (OHAGW), in digital form, on the Oxford University Press website, and in hard copy. The case studies, collectively running to c. 1 million words and more than 400 images, will be structured around a standard set of rubrics, categorising information about each site and emphasizing both material remains and textual evidence.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

~ A good first degree and a doctorate in Greek history or archaeology (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent).

~ Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in Greek history, with participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;

~ Ability to work as part of a team and play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole.

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Fixed-term: role is supported through the generosity of the A.G. Leventis Foundation for a period of 12 months.

Referees should be asked to write directly to by the closing date.

Please quote reference GE15779 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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