Job Opportunities

Departmental Lecturer in Ancient History

Location Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oriel College and Jesus College, Oxford

Salary Grade 7.1-7.4: £33,309 - £36,382 per annum

Contract type Fixed Term (12 months) from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023

Hours Full time

About the role

The postholder is expected primarily to engage in advanced study and research in any aspect of Ancient History, and to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students.

You will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, Faculty administration and managing the tuition and pastoral care of students studying Classics in Oriel and Jesus Colleges.

About you

The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in Ancient History.

You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with a record of successful undergraduate teaching within the field of appointment and have the ability to teach faculty classes and a strong commitment to the tutorial system.

You will also have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials, and have a strong research and publication record, appropriate to your career stage, in Ancient History or a related field.

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 158812 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 recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 July 2022. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting will take place the week beginning 18 July and interviews will be held on Thursday 28 July.

Please quote Vacancy ID 158812 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person: Clive Brown (HR Administrator)

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

Departmental Lecturer in Roman Archaeology

Location Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, and Wolfson College, Oxford

Salary Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Contract type Fixed Term (12 months) from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2022

Hours Full time

About the role

The postholder will be employed by the Faculty of Classics and will hold a Supernumerary Fellowship at Wolfson College. You will be expected primarily to engage in advanced study and research in any aspect of Roman Archaeology, and to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students.

You will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and Faculty administration.

About you

The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in Roman Archaeology.

You will hold a doctorate in Classical Archaeology or a related field and have the ability to teach undergraduate students at the highest level and a strong commitment to the tutorial system.

You will have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials, and a strong research and publication record, as well as an ongoing programme of research.

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 158810 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 recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 July 2022. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting will take place the week beginning 18 July and interviews will be held the week beginning 25 July.

Please quote Vacancy ID 158810 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person: Clive Brown (HR Administrator)

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

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

The Faculty of Classics invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme for entry in 2023. The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest to the Faculty is Friday 5 August 2022.

The Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding, recent postdoctoral scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences to pursue an independent research project at a host institution for a period of three years.  More information about the scheme is available on the British Academy website (please note that this will be updated with the 2022 call details from mid-July). There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully. 

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

Please note that all applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty. You should ask your proposed mentor to send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date, but mentors are not expected to provide any further input beyond this at this stage.

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.

Departmental Lecturer in Classical Archaeology

Location Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, and Lincoln College, Oxford

Contract Fixed term (3 years) from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2025

Hours Full time

Salary Grade 8: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum

About the role
The Faculty of Classics, in conjunction with Lincoln College, invites applications for a temporary Departmental Lectureship to cover the teaching and other duties of Professor Maria Stamatopoulou whilst she is on Leverhulme Major Research Leave.

The postholder is expected primarily to engage in advanced study and research in any aspect of Classical Archaeology, and to lecture and teach both undergraduate and graduate students.

You will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and Faculty administration.

About you
You will hold a doctorate in an area related to Classical Archaeology and have a record of successful teaching within the field of appointment. You will have the ability to teach undergraduate students across a range of topics in Classical Archaeology and be able to teach at the graduate level. You will have the ability to undertake independent research in a relevant field, an ongoing programme of research and sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research projects. You will have the willingness to undertake the pastoral care of undergraduate and graduate students. 

You will also be able to work independently, to deadlines, and have good team-working as well as oral and written communication skills.  

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 158258 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 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. Any further enquires may be directed to recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 July 2022. Only applications received before this time can be considered. Shortlisting is expected to take place the week beginning 4 July and interviews are expected to be held the week beginning 25 July 2022. Please quote Vacancy ID 158258 on all correspondence.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Person: Clive Brown
Contact Email: recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022

The Faculty of Classics invites expressions of interest from researchers who wish to apply for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022. The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest to the Faculty is Thursday 30 June 2022.

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, its research questions, methodology, and outcomes. Candidates should mention the name of a member of the Faculty who is willing to act as their sponsor, and say how 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.

The EOIs will be assessed by Faculty’s Research Committee, which will aim to provide a decision on whether or not to support the application within two weeks.

The Research Facilitator will then work with the selected applicants to finalize their proposals for submission to the funder by the University’s internal deadline (1st September 2022).

Scheme Details

These Fellowships fund post-doctoral researchers of any discipline to undertake a research project of their choice. International mobility is essential, and fellowships include personal and career development objectives. Applications must therefore be written jointly between the applicant, the prospective supervisor and the host Faculty. Postdoctoral Fellowships are aimed at researchers who already have a doctorate awarded or equivalent research experience (more than 4 years full-time research experience). Applicants should have a maximum of eight years’ experience in research from the date of the award of their doctorate (with various exceptions). Resubmission restrictions apply.

For full details of the scheme and how to make an application, visit the EC’s Funding Tenders website here. Further information on the scheme is available here.

EU Funding Situation

At the current time, the UK has still not 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 in any eventuality.  However, this guarantee has not been extended to the MSC Fellowship call this year, and no decision has been taken on whether it will be. There is a risk, therefore, that any applications to the scheme from UK institutions will not be funded. The Research Facilitator is happy to discuss this with applicants. We remain hopeful that the situation will be clarified soon, but at the current time we can only proceed as normal, with awareness of the risk.