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Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Temporary Teaching Associate in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for eighteen months. This post is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research and teaching interest in Roman History. Applicants should be equipped to teach one of more of the following courses: Roman Slavery, the Transformation of the Roman World, and Greek and/or Roman epigraphy. 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. Further information about the Faculty is available at

The successful candidate will be expected to take a full share of teaching and examining in ancient history at all levels from beginners to graduates, and to assist in administration as appropriate.

We are seeking an individual with a strong academic record and potential to make a significant contribution to the Faculty. 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) with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Evidence of ability to teach Roman History effectively at all levels;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole;
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload a CV, a list of publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. Candidates should indicate in their covering letter which recent work (published or forthcoming: up to a maximum of approximately 20,000 words) they may wish the Committee to read, and are encouraged to include pdf copies of these with their application. Candidates may submit samples of unpublished writings or works in progress.

Applicants are requested to ask two referees to write directly to Ruth Farley ( by the closing date. The Faculty will not contact referees; this is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Friday 25 June 2021. Interviews are planned for Friday 9 July 2021, subject to confirmation. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Robin Osborne (

Please quote reference GE26838 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. Applications from scholars in the early stages of their career, women and ethnic minority applicants, all of whom are under-represented in the Faculty, will be welcomed.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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