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Research - Education: Job Announcement
The Durham cathedral.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Lecturer in Ancient History

Durham University, Classics and Ancient History, Fixed Term Position

The Department of Classics and Ancient History is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a fixed-term Lectureship in Ancient History (01 October 2014 – 30 September 2017).

The successful applicant will be expected to enhance Durham’s international reputation as a centre for the study of the ancient world. He or she will be expected to produce publications of international significance in a field of Ancient History which will complement the Department’s current strengths in Ancient History, Greek and Roman literature, Ancient Philosophy, the Study of the Classical Tradition, and encounters between the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East. They will, likewise, be expected to enhance the research environment at large, through contributions to seminars and collaborative work with other colleagues as appropriate.

The successful applicant will contribute to research-led teaching at all levels, and will be expected to make a contribution to the teaching of Latin and ancient Greek. The Department has particular teaching needs in Roman History, but other areas of research expertise will also be considered.

Finally, the successful applicant will be required to act as examiner at all levels, play an active role in the day-to-day running of the Department, and undertake such administrative duties in the Department as will be assigned to them from time to time.

Responsibilities

Research:

-to produce publications of international significance and impact in a field of classical studies which will complement the Department’s current strengths in Ancient History, Greek and Roman literature, Ancient Philosophy, the Study of the Classical Tradition, and encounters between the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East;

-to enhance the research environment at large, through contributions to seminars and collaborative work with other colleagues as appropriate;

Teaching:

-to contribute to research-led teaching at all levels;

-to contribute to the teaching of Ancient History, and especially Roman History;

-to contribute to the teaching of Latin and ancient Greek;

Administration:

-to act as examiner at all levels;

-to undertake specific departmental roles;

-to attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups in the Department, Faculty and University as appropriate;

-to undertake external commitments which raise the profile and enhance the reputation of the Department and University;

-to engage in continuing professional development.

Closing Date: 12th May

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