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Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology)

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023.

The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome applicants who are specialists in either the History or the Archaeology of this period and especially welcome applicants with research and teaching interests that straddle those two fields.

The successful candidate will have, or be expected to develop, a record of world-class research commensurate with the international reputation of the Faculty of Classics. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the development and delivery of undergraduate courses and supervising postgraduate students.

The successful candidate will also be expected to play a part in the administrative duties in the Faculty. Information about the Faculty can be found at

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 high-level research in Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Evidence of ability to teach Ancient History and/or Archaeology effectively and at all relevant levels;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty;
  • Ability to work as part of a team

The undergraduate and postgraduate student body in Classics has become increasingly diverse in recent years and we aim to achieve similar diversity among academic staff. Accordingly, the Faculty particularly encourages women and candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for these vacancies. The University was awarded the Race Equality Charter Bronze award in 2019; the Faculty of Classics was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award in 2021.

In order for your application to be considered, please ensure you upload the following:

  • CV
  • list of publications
  • covering letter
  • writing samples (up to a maximum of approximately 20,000 words)

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

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor James Warren ( Enquiries about the application process can be made to the Schools HR team (

The closing date for is midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 4 January 2023. Interviews will take place across two days, on 31 January and 1 February 2023.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference GE33996 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.

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

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