Job Opportunities

Computer Programmer/ Web Developer

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford 
Grade 7: £32,817-£40,322 per annum

The Faculty of Classics, invites applications to apply for an 18 month, fixed term appointment.

The Classics Faculty at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with an expert team at the University of Kentucky and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, has been awarded a three year AHRC grant entitled: “Living Virtually: Creating and Interfacing Digital Surrogates of Textual Data Embedded (Hidden) in Cultural Heritage Artefacts”. This will involve advanced imaging techniques to unroll virtually, i.e. non-invasively, fragile, carbonised Herculaneum papyri preserved following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, specifically using as a test case P Herc 108, transcribing and digitally publishing the Greek texts contained therein, and subsequently applying these methods to other manuscripts and artefacts, whilst simultaneously developing apps to be used on ‘smart’ devices by those visiting museums and libraries all over the world. The international, multidisciplinary project will necessarily involve a variety of expertise, including not just in papyrology, classical philology and imaging, but data curation, database and project management, plus high level computing skills. To support this research, the project is also developing a dedicated metadata management system for the purposes of documentation, accessibility, and transparency in the process of virtual unrolling and text/content extraction. The project is seeking a developer with advanced, demonstrable experience in both front-end and back-end development, and especially in the Python programming language. Knowledge of current metadata standards/schemas in the digital humanities and computer science communities is also highly desirable. S/he will work with the larger project team collaboratively, and remote work is also possible. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID 146917

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 17th August 2020

Contact Person : Miss Philippa Crowley

Contact Email : recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

A copy of the advert, a link to the Further Particulars, and access to the online recruitment system can be found HERE


Researcher 3 Posts – ERC funded project Crossreads

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 per annum 

The Faculty of Classics invites applications for three Researchers on the ERC Advanced Grant (885040) “Crossreads” reporting to the Principal Investigator Professor Jonathan Prag. Two posts are for a 12 month duration and one post continues into the second year of a five-year project for a duration of 24 months. Please indicate in your supporting letter which posts you would like to be considered for. 
 ‘Crossreads: Text, materiality, and multiculturalism at the crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean is a five-year ERC funded project. Developing and analysing a comprehensive corpus of all the written (epigraphic) documents from the island, the project will offer the first coherent account of the interactions and interplay of linguistic and textual material culture in ancient Sicily over a period of 1,500 years. The project builds upon the initial work of the I.Sicily project (http://sicily.classics.ox.ac.uk/inscriptions/ and https://isicily.org/) and exploits a variety of digital humanities tools and methods. The three posts advertised here are integral to the first work-package, which is intended to complete the development of the comprehensive open-access corpus of epigraphic texts in TEI-EpiDoc, which will in turn underpin the rest of the project.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate, or be close to completion, in a related field; specialist knowledge in the discipline of epigraphic studies and working knowledge of at least one of ancient Greek, Latin or Phoenician.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID: 146752

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 3rd August 2020.

Contact Email: recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

A copy of the advert, a link to the Further Particulars, and access to the online recruitment system can be found here


Departmental Lecturer in Ancient History

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford and Merton College, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 per annum

The Faculty of Classics, in conjunction with Merton College, invites applications for a 5-year Departmental Lectureship to cover the teaching and other duties of Professor Jonathan Prag while he is on ERC-funded research leave for the period from October 2020 to September 2025.

The postholder is expected to engage in advanced study and research in any aspect of Ancient History, and to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Roman History. They will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and Faculty administration.

The postholder will be associated with Merton College and as such will have the right to free meals at Merton College and will be a member of the Senior Common Room.

The successful candidate will have a PhD/DPhil in a related field with a record of successful undergraduate teaching and research experience; have an aptitude for teaching, a strong publication record in a related field and familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID: 146758

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3 August 2020.

Contact Person: Philippa Crowley

Contact Email: recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

A copy of the advert, a link to the Further Particulars, and access to the online recruitment system can be found here.