The University of Liverpool’s Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology invites expressions of interest for the 2024/25 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme.

These awards offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment – further information, including eligibility criteria, can be found here.

The University of Liverpool has pioneered the study of the ancient world for more than 140 years and has an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Ancient History and Classics has been taught here since 1881, and in 1904 the University established the Institute of Archaeology, the first center for archaeological research and Egyptology in the UK. Today the work of the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology leads to ground-breaking, internationally important teaching and research in a wide range of subjects that include:
– The history, languages, literature, culture, material worlds and receptions of Greece and Rome. Areas of strength in Classics and Ancient History include: Greek and Latin literature of the Roman empire, ancient drama, ancient historiography, Hellenistic history and literature, Graeco-Roman Egypt, ancient economies and labour, ancient religion, late antiquity, receptions, and the classical tradition.
– The history, languages, and archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Near East
– Human evolution
– The earliest villages and urban civilizations
– European prehistory
– British archaeology and heritage management
– Medieval and post-medieval archaeology

Since 2010, we have been part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, one of four Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School also includes the departments of History, Irish Studies, Languages, Cultures & Film, and Politics.

Those interested in applying for a Fellowship at the University of Liverpool are invited to submit expressions of interest to Professor Larry Barham ([email protected]), Departmental Research Lead, by 5 pm on Monday 22nd July 2024, consisting of the following:

A completed pro forma (available here)
A brief CV (max 2 pages)
A list of publications (1 page max – this should include forthcoming publications and publications in preparation)
Applicants supported by Department and School will be informed by Wednesday 21st August. All shortlisted candidates will then receive further support from their Department as well as the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, to develop and enhance their application before submission.