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The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint to a University Lectureship in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) from 01 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is open to those with a primary research interest in ancient philosophy. The successful applicant will benefit from the world-class facilities offered by the University and the generous support of research and teaching provided by the Faculty. The Faculty currently teaches approx. 250 undergraduates reading Classics (all of whom study both Greek and Latin language to degree level) and almost 100 graduate students (reading for Masters and doctoral degrees). It is one of the leading international centres in Classics, with some 40 teachers in Faculty and college posts. The successful candidate will be expected to take a full share of teaching across the range of ancient philosophy, at all levels from beginners to doctoral research, to carry out research and to assist in administration as appropriate.

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

. Good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);

. Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognized high-level research in philosophy, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;

. Evidence of ability to teach ancient philosophy effectively, and at all relevant levels;

. Evidence of ability to teach classical Greek;

. Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole and willingness to contribute equitably to administrative tasks of the Faculty;

. Ability to work as part of a team.

The post carries with it a Fellowship at Downing College where the postholder will have some college duties.

Presentation and Interview date: Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th May 2019

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date: Wednesday 6th March 2019

Please quote reference GE17406 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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