The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint three University Assistant Professors (formerly known as University Lecturers) in Classics from 01 September 2022.

Applications are invited from those whose research falls into the areas of Greek and Roman philosophy, Greek and Roman history, Greek art and archaeology, and Greek literature. Applications are particularly welcome from those whose research includes the literature, culture and history of the Hellenistic periods and of late antiquity, papyrology, epigraphy, ancient science, the relations between the Greek and Roman worlds and the cultures of e.g. the Near East, India, North Africa, the comparative study of Greek and Roman and other cultures, and classical reception/the classical tradition.

Applicants should have publications and research in progress commensurate with the international reputation and top-rank research rating of the Faculty of Classics. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and supervision of dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Onassis Fellowship in Classics at Newnham College will be associated with one of the appointments and a Fellowship at Trinity College with another of the appointments.

General information about the Faculty can be found at

For applications to be considered applicants must upload the following:


-list of publications

-covering letter

-writing samples (up to a maximum of approximately 20,000 words)

Applicants are requested to ask three referees to write directly to the Schools HR Team on [email protected] by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Monday 10 January 2022. Interviews are planned for March and in-person. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Nigel Thompson on [email protected] For queries about the application process, please contact the Schools HR team on [email protected]

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference GE29206 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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