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Lecturer in Ancient Greek Literature

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

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 With potential progression once in post to £55,750 (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd December 2019
Closes: 13th January 2020
Job Ref: 30209

The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Greek Literature. A research specialism in archaic or classical poetry or drama is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to provide or contribute to modules at all levels of Greek and Latin language (especially advanced and post-A level) and to offer optional modules at UG and PG level on topics in classical or archaic Greek literature. The successful candidate will also undertake administrative duties within the Department, School or College.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record (as defined by REF) appropriate to their career stage. The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology was ranked fifth overall by the REF2014 national research audit. It is home to a supportive research environment, and a community of scholars dedicated to scholarly excellence. Beyond the department, the School of History and Cultures and the College of Arts and Law encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and research, while retaining departmental identities for staff and students.

The post holder will:


  • Pursue personal research, including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research (3* and at least some 4* research as measured by the REF).


  • Design, teach and examine courses in Classics, including Greek and Latin language, at a range of levels.
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same.
  • Make substantial contributions 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.
  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students.
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups).
  • Contribute to public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and University.


  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results.
  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success and developing appropriate approaches to leaning and teaching, and advising colleagues.

Expected start date September 2020

To download the full details and submit an electronic application online visit: Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Elena Theodorakopoulos, Acting Head of Department, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology.

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