St Anne’s College offers a Stipendiary Lectureship in Classics. Fixed-term: from 12th January 2020 – 27th June 2020.

The role is to provide teaching cover during the absence of the current Fellow and Tutor of Classical Languages at St Anne’s College for Hilary and Trinity terms 2020, Prof Matthew Leigh.

No university post is associated with this Lectureship. The post holder will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated Stipendiary Lecturer able to undertake eight contact hours of tutorial teaching per week during the 16 weeks of full term across Hilary and Trinity Terms in 2020. Tutorials and classes will primarily be given to St Anne’s first and second year students.

The post holder will be required to teach a range of topics covered in the BA in Literae Humaniores – Course 1 and Course 2 – including Vergil Aeneid, Texts and Contexts, Honour Moderations in Classics revision, Latin Literature of the 1st Century BC and Greek Literature of the Fifth Century BC, Ovid, and various papers covered in the joint degree Classics and English. Further information on the Classics course can be found here:

The precise range of courses to be taught will be decided by Prof Leigh.


The Lecturer will be expected to work independently at times but always ultimately in collaboration with the fellows in the School, and, where they exist, any other lecturers, the Graduate Development Scholar and any Junior Research Fellows in the School.

The Lecturer will be expected to:

-provide teaching to undergraduates and Visiting Students (hereafter referred to as ‘students’) in the School for the number of contact hours stipulated in the contract in each week of the full terms (1st Week to 8th Week inclusive) covered by the contract duration. Preparation, setting and marking of written work relating to the teaching will also be required. If you do not fulfil the stipulated number of hours teaching for the College you are expected to teach for other colleges and submit this information through OxCORT requesting payment to be made to the College;

-provide pastoral support to students, liaising with other staff as required;

-supervise final year students preparing their dissertations in appropriate cases (if applicable);

-act as Personal Tutor for some of the students (additional payment per student per term will be paid for this duty, equivalent to an hour per person per term at the single person tutorial rate as stipulated in the Senior Tutors’ Register of Approved Payments);

-assist with the organisation of teaching within the school, ie by acting as Organising Tutor when required;

-set and mark internal college exams (‘Collections’) at the start of each term and return scripts to students promptly;

-assist students with study skills, revision, and essay writing as required;

-submit accurate and timely teaching records each term via OxCORT, the Oxford Colleges on-line reporting system for tuition;

-submit written reports on each student taught, using OxCORT, in time for 8th Week report readings, and carry out report readings;

-act as Graduate Advisor to graduates reading for Classics degrees in the College;

-attend the College’s Open Days in the summer if these fall within the dates of the contract;

-take an active part in the intellectual life of the College’s academic community.

Selection criteria

-Commitment and ability to teach Classics in tutorial and small class contexts.

-Ability and willingness to participate in the full range of pedagogic and organisational tasks indicated by the list of responsibilities

-A record of research-led teaching experience, commensurate with the candidate’s career stage

-Collegiality, good communication skills and sensitivity

-Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

How to Apply

Electronic applications only. The following documents should be sent, in Word format, or as a pdf, attached to an email, toMs Ellen Creaser, Executive Assistant, St Anne’s College: [email protected]

-A completed Appointing Committee’s Form (see page 6)

-A Letter of Application which should specify:

  1. Why you wish to be considered for the post
  2. Which subjects in the Classics course you would be able to teach (see:

3)  Curriculum Vitae

4)  Two academic references. Referees should be asked to write (in English please) directly to [email protected], without waiting for a request from the College. Your referees must be able to comment on your experience and/or suitability to teach high achieving undergraduates.

5)  Candidates are requested to complete the equal opportunities form and return it by post to St Anne’s College, or by email to [email protected]. These forms are used for monitoring purposes and will not be seen by any member of the selection committee.

6) These forms are used for monitoring purposes and will not be seen by any member of the selection committee.

Please note

The deadline for receipt of applications, including ALL references, is noon on Monday 8th July 2019.

The email subject line should be ‘ClassicsStipendiary Lectureship’.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all of the relevant materials, including references, are submitted by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will be disregarded.

Candidates are advised that a personal interview will be required. Interviews are expected to take place during July2018. Skype interviews may be possible.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Matthew Leigh([email protected]) and more general queries about the post and the College should be made, in the first instance, to the Ellen Creaser, at [email protected].