Public Engagement Fellow in Classics

University of London - School of Advanced Study

Institute of Classical Studies
The Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) is the national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research into Classics and related disciplines. Founded in 1953 by the University of London and the Hellenic and Roman Societies, it now provides an internationally renowned research library used by scholars from universities throughout the world. It also runs seminar series, conferences and other events aimed at making the results of new research into Greek and Roman Antiquity available to the widest possible audience. 

The Role
The Institute of Classical Studies invites applications for the post of Public Engagement Fellow to be held for 3 years. 

The post holder will organise public engagement events for the Institute; will participate in public engagement events run by the School; will collate information about classical public engagement initiatives and impact activity across the UK, producing reports and publications when appropriate; and will carry out a programme of research on an approved subject within the broad field of classical studies. 

The post holder will build links with partner organisations in the field of public engagement such as national and local museums, galleries and libraries, learned societies, and also media organisations. The duties of the post holder will include organising workshops and other events; representing the School and the Institute at national events; and engaging when appropriate in advocacy. 

Candidates should have a track record of excellent research, including a PhD in any field of classical studies, relevant publications in print or forthcoming. Experience in public engagement activities will be an advantage. Candidates should be committed to promoting the public understanding of research in classics, and will be expected to demonstrate familiarity with current best practices in PE in the UK. 

For more information about the role please download job description and person specification document. 

Further Information
To apply for this position, please submit your CV and covering letter by clicking the apply button below. The closing date for this role is at midday on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. 

Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2017.

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