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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Egyptology

University of Birmingham - School of History and Cultures College of Arts and Law

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,792 to £75,744
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd December 2018
Closes: 6th February 2019
Job Ref: 31509

Salary – Full time starting salary £40,792 - £75,744 (Lecturer salary from £40,792 - £48,677 a year with potential progression (to £54,765 a year)).

(Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £50,132 - £58,089 a year with potential progression (to £75,744 a year)

Location – Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT 

Summary of Role

The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (depending on the experience of the successful candidate), in Egyptology, with particular expertise in the archaeology, material culture, or visual culture/art history of Egypt. The successful candidate will be expected to provide or contribute to modules covering Egyptian material culture from prehistory to the first millennium BC, and to have a proven ability to teach Middle Egyptian language. An interest in the connections between Egypt and the cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean or Mesopotamia would be desirable.

Key Responsibilities Involved

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support. Senior Lecturers might be expected to apply for major grants in the first few years after appointment
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research (as defined by the REF)
  • Project manage research activities, for Senior Lecturers supervise other research staff on their research projects
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally. For Lecturers this would initially be at the level of co-supervision, Senior Lecturers would be expected to recruit their own research students in the first few years after appointment
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches (all grades) and act as a mentor (Senior Lecturer) to encourage others to do the same
  • Develop programme proposals (Senior Lecturer) and make substantial contributions (all grades) to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School. Senior Lecturers might take on more major roles than Lecturers
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and University (particularly Senior Lecturer)

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism, with extent of experience differing on grade of post applied for (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer)
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and, particularly for Senior Lecturer, manage learning/research

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos, Email: or Professor Sabine Lee,

Closing date: 6th February 2019                                 

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