Job Opportunities

Senior Software Developer

Location Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LU

Salary Grade 8: £43,414 - £51,580 per annum

Contract Type Fixed Term Contract (9 months) from 1 July 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Hours Full time

About the role

The post of Senior Software Developer for the Digital Ancient Theatre project at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (DAT@apgrd) offers an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the next phase of the development of Oxford’s major digital hub for global classical reception studies.

You will also be part of a Faculty that works at the forefront of research in the digital humanities and is committed to supporting and developing digital scholarship in the humanities within the University of Oxford.

The postholder is expected primarily to ensure that the systems required to deliver the DAT interface are in place.

You will also be expected to advise on the preparation of new data gathered to populate DAT, rewrite the APGRD’s website, and work with the APGRD Archivist to develop a strategy for the long-term storage and accessibility of existing APGRD audio-visual files within Oxford’s Sustainable Digital Scholarship project.

About you

You will hold a PhD/DPhil in information engineering, computer science, informatics, or related fields, or have equivalent experience. You will have at least three years’ experience as a web and database developer, extensive experience in relational database design, development, and manipulation, particularly with data for cultural heritage or digital humanities applications, and experience of data transformation, integration, and synthesis from a variety of sources.

You will also have experience of project management of IT-related projects, server administration, and contributing to publications and/or research presentations.

You will have strong creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and be able to work with precision and accuracy, communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels, and work with team members from a variety of specialisms and backgrounds.

The duties and skills required are described in further detail in the job description.

Application process

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and Vacancy ID 164651 or via this link direct to the advertisement, where the job description and access to the online recruitment system can also be found.

For your online application, you will be required to upload your curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience. As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them now.

For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description. Any further enquires may be directed to

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 2 June 2023. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting is expected to take place the following week and interviews are expected to take place the week beginning 12 June 2023.

Please quote Vacancy ID 164651 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Contact Person: Clive Brown (HR Administrator)

Contact Email:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023

The Faculty of Classics (University of Oxford) invites expressions of interest from researchers who wish to apply for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023. The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest to the Faculty is Monday 5 June (5pm).

The European Fellowships last for 12-24 months. Applicants should have a doctorate at the call deadline (13 September 2023) and no more than 8 years' full-time equivalent research experience from receipt of the doctorate. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline. Further details about the scheme including the eligibility conditions can be found here: Horizon Europe MSCA - How to apply (

Postdoctoral Fellowships | Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (

The Faculty will select applications to support. Those interested should send (i) a 2-page outline of the proposed research; (ii) a 2-page CV including a list of publications, to by the above deadline.

The outline should address the aims and objectives of the project, and its research questions, methodology, and outcomes. It should also include the name of the Faculty, the name of a member of the Faculty who is willing to act as your mentor, and say what your work would add to the Faculty’s research.

If the Faculty decides to support your application, you will have the opportunity to work with the Humanities Division’s Research Facilitators who can further assist with the application process. 

EU Funding Situation:

The UK is currently still not yet associated with the EU research programme, Horizon Europe, and there is a possibility that the negotiations will end without agreement.  There is currently a UK government guarantee in place to fund proposals that have been submitted to earlier Horizon Europe calls, if they are successful, even though the UK had not joined the programme by the time the grant agreement needed to be signed. 

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

The Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2024.

The Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding, recent postdoctoral scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences to obtain experience of research and teaching in a university environment for a period of three years, to strengthen their research and teaching track record and to improve their prospects of obtaining permanent posts by the end of the fellowship.  More information about the scheme is available on the British Academy website. There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully.

Candidates who intend to apply for a BA PDF in Classics with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit (i) a 2-page outline of the proposed research; (ii) a 2-page CV including a list of publications, to  by noon on Wednesday 2nd August 2023. You should also ask your proposed mentor to send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date. 

You are also welcome to include, if appropriate, a separate statement of any circumstances that you feel may have impacted on your research track record (such as illness, parental leave, etc). 

There is no guarantee that applications which arrive after the above date will be supported or processed.  Candidates selected by the Faculty will be contacted by the Division’s Research Facilitation team with further information on the process and timetable for submitting your application via the British Academy application system.