The Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a fixed-term Lectureship in Classics (01 January 2014 – 31 December 2014). The successful applicant will be expected to enhance Durham’s international reputation as a centre for the study of the ancient world.

The successful applicant will be someone producing publications of international significance in a field of classical studies which will complement the Department’s current strengths in Ancient History, Greek and Roman literature (especially ancient epic), Ancient Philosophy, the study of Classical Receptions, and encounters between the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East.

The successful candidate 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. They will, likewise, be expected to enhance the research environment at large, through contributions to seminars and collaborative work with other colleagues as appropriate.

Finally, they 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.

Person Specification

Essential qualifications for all candidates are:

· a good first and / or Master’s degree

· a PhD in a relevant subject

· the ability to teach ancient Greek and Latin at all levels

Essential experience includes:

· clear evidence of research activity or potential at an internationally excellent level as defined by REF, particularly with regard to publication and impact (broadly conceived)

· a record of teaching at university level

Essential skills for all candidates are:

· excellent communication skills in English

· the ability to work in collaboration with colleagues within and outside the Department

Additional Information

Reference Number 2863, Grade 7

Position Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term (01/01/2014 – 31/12/2014)

Closing Date for Applications: 28 August 2013

Informal inquiries: Prof. J. Haubold, [email protected].