JOB: Ancient History @ Durham

seeen on the Classicists list:

The Department of Classics and Ancient History is seeking to appoint a
suitably qualified candidate to a non-fixed-term Lectureship in Classics and
Ancient History. The successful applicant will be expected to enhance
Durham’s international reputation as a centre for the study of the ancient

The successful applicant will be someone producing publications of
international significance in a field of classical studies which will
complement the Department’s current strengths in Ancient History, Greek and
Roman literature (especially ancient epic), Ancient Philosophy, the Study of
the Classical Tradition, and encounters between the ancient Mediterranean
and the Near East. Expertise in ancient history, especially Roman history,
will be especially welcome.

The successful candidate will contribute to research-led teaching at all
levels, and will be expected to make a contribution to the teaching of Latin
and ancient Greek. They will, likewise, be expected to enhance the research
environment at large, through contributions to seminars, collaborative work
with other colleagues as appropriate, and by preparing and assisting with
applications for external research funding.
Finally, they will be required to act as examiner at all levels, play an
active role in the day-to-day running of the Department, and undertake such
administrative duties in the Department as will be assigned to them from
time to time.

Person Specification
Essential qualifications for all candidates are:

* a good first and / or Master’s degree
* a PhD in a relevant subject
* the ability to teach ancient Greek and Latin at all levels.

Essential experience includes:

* clear evidence of research activity or potential at an internationally
excellent level as defined by REF, particularly with regard to publication;
* a record of teaching at University level

Essential skills for all candidates are:
* excellent communication skills in English
* the ability to work in collaboration with colleagues within and outside
the Department

Desirable qualifications include:
* research expertise in Ancient History, especially Roman History

Closing Date: 6 October 2012
Ref: 1981
For further details and to apply, please visit
Straight link:


For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Professor
Johannes Haubold at j.h.haubold AT

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