The University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand. The Chair in Classics was one of the three foundation chairs established in 1869, and the Department is known for its excellence in research and teaching. The university’s academic staff are recognised internationally for their scholarly contributions in the broad fields of classical literature, history, and archaeology, and are well represented in leading journals and on editorial boards.

This lectureship is a permanent, full-time (confirmation-path) position. Applicants will be qualified at PhD level, and will show clear evidence of, or at least strong potential for, internationally rated publications, and a willingness to seek external research funds. (Please attach a sample of recently written research.)

While applications will be considered from candidates whose research interests lie in any branch of classical studies, teaching expertise in art/archaeology, mythology or philosophy or film/reception is desirable, plus the ability to teach Greek language (preferably both Greek and Latin) to a high level. Previous teaching experience (especially of large classes) is also desirable, as well as a demonstrated ability to enthuse and inspire students. (Please attach teaching evaluations.)

The successful appointee will be required to teach both language and classical civilisation courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to supervise research at Honours, Masters and PhD levels; to develop and maintain a strong research profile; and to undertake administrative roles and community/professional service activities which contribute to the overall effectiveness and standing of the Department.

Specific enquiries prior to application may be directed to Associate Professor Jon Hall, Convener of the Selection Committee (email: [email protected]); or to Dr Patricia Hannah, Head of Department (email: [email protected]).

Applications are to be submitted online. Please consult the following webpage (the job number is 1201112):

Applications will close Friday, 12 October 2012. Starting date for the appointment will be 1 July 2013.