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Vacancy: Lecturer in Classics, University of Otago, New Zealand
The University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand. The Chair
in Classics was one of the three foundation chairs established in 1869,
and the Department is known for its excellence in research and teaching.
Our academic staff are recognised internationally for their scholarly
contributions in the broad fields of classical literature, history, and
archaeology, and are well represented in leading journals and on editorial
We particularly seek a new colleague who will augment and bolster our
existing research strengths and innovative teaching programme. This
lectureship is a permanent, full-time (confirmation-path) position.
Applicants will be qualified at PhD level, and will show clear evidence
of, or at least strong potential for, internationally rated publications,
and a willingness to seek external research funds. (Please attach a sample
of recently written research.)
While applications will be considered from candidates whose research
interests lie in any branch of classical studies, teaching expertise in
art/archaeology, mythology or philosophy or film/reception is desirable,
plus the ability to teach Greek language (preferably both Greek and Latin)
to a high level. Previous teaching experience (especially of large
classes) is also desirable, as well as a demonstrated ability to enthuse
and inspire students. (Please attach teaching evaluations.)
The successful appointee will be required to teach both language and
classical civilisation courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate
levels; to supervise research at Honours, Masters and PhD levels; to
develop and maintain a strong research profile; and to undertake
administrative roles and community/professional service activities which
contribute to the overall effectiveness and standing of the Department.
Specific enquiries prior to application may be directed to Associate
Professor Jon Hall, Convener of the Selection Committee (email:
jon.hall AT otago.ac.nz); or to Dr Patricia Hannah, Head of Department
(email: pat.hannah At otago.ac.nz).
Applications are to be submitted online. Please consult the following
webpage (the job number is 1201112):
Applications will close Friday, 12 October 2012. Starting date for the
appointment will be 1 July 2013.