Job Opportunities

Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Greek History

Faculty of Classics and University College

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

Location: University College, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed term (12 months) from October 2021

Hours: Full time

About the role

The Faculty of Classics and University College invite applications for a temporary Departmental Lecturership in Ancient Greek History, who will cover some of the teaching and other duties in the field during the academic year 2021-22.

You will be expected primarily to lecture and teach undergraduate and graduate students in Ancient Greek history, develop course materials and engage in advanced study and conduct independent research in support of this activity. You will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and faculty administration.

About you

You will hold or be very close to completion of a doctorate in an area related to Ancient Greek History and have the ability and willingness to offer a broad range of teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level.

You will also be able to work independently and to deadlines, have good team-working, as well as oral and written communication skills, have a demonstrable commitment to your own professional development, and be able to take on pastoral responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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 www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and Vacancy ID 152020, 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 a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, using examples of your skills and experience, your curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, who may be contacted for references by the selection committee after shortlisting. For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 21 July 2021. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting will take place later that week and interviews will be held online in early August.

Please quote Vacancy ID 152020 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person: Clive Brown

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


Researcher in Comparative Philology

Faculty of Classics and Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 per annum

Location: Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street, Oxford

Contract type: Fixed term (36 months) from October 2021

Hours: Full time

About the role

Working in a vibrant community of linguists, you will assist the Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology (Prof. Andreas Willi) and other senior members of the Philology team (Prof. Philomen Probert and Prof. Wolfgang de Melo) in their research and teaching activities and associated administrative duties.

As a member of Oxford’s research network in Comparative Philology, you will also independently pursue a clearly defined and mutually agreed research project of your own in the fields of Classical Philology and/or Indo-European Comparative Philology.

About you

You will hold a doctorate in Comparative Philology, or a closely related field. You will be trained and/or have research experience in Greek and Latin historical linguistics, as well as one or two further branches of Indo-European, and have an excellent command of both Latin and Ancient Greek.

You will be able to work independently and manage your own academic research and have previous experience of contributing to academic publications and presentations. You will have adequate IT skills, attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

Application Process

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and Vacancy ID 152048, 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 a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, using examples of your skills and experience, your curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, who may be contacted for references by the selection committee after shortlisting. In your statement you should additionally outline what your own research interests and project(s) are and the likely direction of your own research if appointed to the post. For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 9 August 2021. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting will take place the following week and interviews will be held online in mid-September.

Please quote Vacancy ID 152048 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person: Clive Brown

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


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (for entry 2021)

The Classics Faculty 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 2021.  

The Fellowships are designed to enable early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to pursue an independent research project for three years at a host institution. More information about the scheme will be available in due course from the British Academy and on the Oxford Humanities Division website. NB There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully. 

The Faculty will select applications to support. Those who wish to apply for a BA PDF in Classics with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit an Expression of Interest form. It should be sent to recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk  no later than 6th August 2021. The email subject should be ‘BA postdoc’. A referee should be asked to send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date. Please note that all applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty.  

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021

The Faculty of Classics invites expressions of interest from researchers who wish to apply to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021). The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest to the Faculty is Friday 16 July 2021.

The European Fellowships last for 12-24 months. Applicants should have a doctorate at the call deadline (12 October 2021) and no more than 8 years' full-time equivalent research experience from receipt of the doctorate. Researchers should 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 can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/wp-call/2021-2022/wp-2-msca-actions_horizon-2021-2022_en.pdf

The Faculty will select applications to support. Those interested should send a CV, including a list of publications, and a two-page outline of the proposed research to recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk. The outline should address the aims and objectives of the project, and its research questions, methodology, and outcomes. They should mention the name of a member of the Faculty who is willing to act as their sponsor, and say what their work would add to the Faculty’s research. They should also ask a referee to send a brief letter of support to the same address by the same date.