Lecturer in Ancient History

Swansea University - College of Arts and Humanities

Main Purpose of the post:

To deliver its ‘top 20’ ambition Swansea University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with demonstrable excellence in research in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology within the College of Arts and Humanities.

The post-holder will deliver exciting and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and graduate supervision in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology and across the College where required. The post requires a commitment to delivering high quality teaching and enhancing the overall student experience. 

The main purpose of the post is:

  1. To produce excellent research in line with the University's REF strategy;
  2. To attract external funding for research activities and/or knowledge exchange initiatives;
  3. To enhance the research environment and reputation of the College;
  4. To contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the College;
  5. To act as a role model and give support to other researchers including Doctoral students in the College;
  6. To engage in a range of scholarly activities, including public engagement activities designed to advance the academic reputation of the College;
  7. To contribute to the development of the subject area both in terms of programmes of study and extra-curricular activities;
  8. To participate in promotional activities such as open days, clearing and school visits;
  9. To participate in activities of the College aimed at enhancing employability, skills and student engagement.
  10. To carry out relevant managerial duties associated with academic posts, for example, duties in relation to student recruitment, induction, teaching and assessment.

Person Specification :

Essential criteria:

  1. A PhD in Ancient History or a closely related subject
  2. A developing publication record commensurate with a Lecturer
  3. An understanding of research funding mechanisms and processes
  4. An understanding of the role of Impact in research assessment and funding
  5. Experience of developing applications for external funding for own or joint research
  6. Evidence of contributing to the discipline by giving research papers at conferences, workshops, seminars or equivalent
  7. The ability to undertake successful teaching at all levels in Ancient History and enthusiasm for supervising students, as evidenced e.g. by high quality student feedback scores
  8. Evidence of a collaborative approach to teaching and research
  9. The ability to communicate the subject to an academic and student audience
  10. A commitment to a student-focused learning environment
  11. A commitment to continuous professional development

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy HEA or equivalent in terms of impact and esteem
  2. Ability to teach Greek and/or Latin at a high level.
  3. Familiarity with new learning technologies or other initiatives to enhance the student experience
  4. Involvement in creating or delivering opportunities to improve student skill levels and enhance employability
  5. Experience of student support
  6. The ability to communicate through Welsh

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Mark Humphries m.humphries@swansea.ac.uk , Head of the Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology.

For more information or to apply on line please go to:


Informal enquiries can be directed to

Closing date is 11pm on Tuesday, 29 August 2017.

Swansea University is a registered charity. No.1138342.

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