The School of Histories of Humanities at Trinity College Dublin invites applications for the post of Regius Chair of Greek (1761) and A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture (2017). The post is tenable from 1 August 2019, and arises from the retirement of Professor Brian McGing in 2017. The successful candidate will have an internationally distinguished research profile in any area of Ancient Greek language, literature, philosophy or history, including a substantive publication record and a proven ability to attract external funding. They will have an excellent track record in both undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision. They will have an important strategic role to play in maintaining and developing the high international research standing of the Department of Classics, in attracting outstanding graduate students and in maintaining and building both philanthropic relations and outreach activities. Candidates should have a proven capacity for effective leadership and governance, and will be expected to undertake senior administrative roles at Departmental, School and College levels.
The Department of Classics at Trinity College has a very strong international reputation, and was ranked 28th in the world in the 2018 QS World Rankings. The Regius Chair of Greek has been continuously filled since its institution in 1761, and has recently received additional support from the A.G. Leventis Foundation, with which the Classics Department has a long-standing and cordial relationship. Previous holders include R.Y. Tyrrell (1880–98), J.B. Bury (1898–1902), W.B. Stanford (1940–1980) and J.M. Dillon (1980–2006).
Appointment will be made on the Professor salary scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy (€114,740 to €144,186).
Applications should be submitted by e-recruitment only. Further particulars and details of the application process may be found at jobs.tcd.ie (search for ‘Regius Chair of Greek’). Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Dr Christine Morris, Head of School, at [email protected].