Lecturer in Ancient History

University of Kent - School of European Culture and Languages - Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Ancient History with expertise in Hellenic or Hellenistic history.

You will have an outstanding research profile and the ability to teach on a range of modules in the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including classical Greek language modules.

We welcome applications from candidates whose expertise also includes the ability to teach another ancient society, such as the Persians or Egyptians.

You will be expected to develop new modules in your area of expertise, be an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher, and collaborate with colleagues in order to develop and contribute to the Department’s newly planned MA programme to be delivered in Athens.

As a Lecturer in Ancient History you will:

  • engage in research and produce published research outputs of the highest quality in the field of Hellenic or Hellenistic history;
  • develop research plans in line with the School’s strategy and expectations, seeking external research funding;
  • design, teach, and convene existing undergraduate and postgraduate modules offered by the department and contribute to teaching on our MA programmes at Kent.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • have a PhD or equivalent in Classics/Ancient History or a relevant discipline and an appropriate teaching qualification or equivalent;
  • be able to provide evidence of substantial research activity, including peer-reviewed publications of 3* or 4* quality, in the field of Hellenic or Hellenistic history;
  • have experience of teaching at university level in the field of Hellenic or Hellenistic history and experience of teaching classical Greek language to diverse groups of learners.

The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) is a multidisciplinary school and one of the largest at the University. Comprising six departments, the School embraces Classical and Archaeological Studies (including Ancient History and Classical Studies), Comparative Literature, English Language and Linguistics, the Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic Studies, and Italian), Philosophy, and Religious Studies, as well as programmes in Asian Studies and World Literature. It plays a major role in the University’s mission to be the ‘UK’s European university’, and prides itself on a strong sense of academic community.

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Further Information
Start date for applications: 12 January 2018

Closing date for applications: 12 February 2018

Interviews are to be held: 16 March 2018

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM0830.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form and upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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