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Associate Lecturer in The Greeks and the Sea

Birkbeck, University of London - Department of History, Classics & Archaeology

Location: London
Salary: £61.68 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 11th July 2022
Job Ref: 491090

We have an excellent opportunity for an Associate Lecturer for the following MA option module:

  • ‘The Greeks and the Sea’, 15 hours of teaching, Tuesdays, 7.30-9pm, autumn term 

We are looking for someone to teach an optional postgraduate module, offered to our MA programmes, including the MA Classics, MA Classical Civilisation.

The module, taught over 10 seminars, 1.5 hours each, explores the relationship between the Greeks and the sea in the archaic, classical and Hellenistic periods, through a close examination of key literary texts, such as Herodotus, Thucydides, drama, the Old Oligarch, Callimachus’ Hymn to Delos, Ps.Scylax Periplous, amongst others. The module is offered to our MA Classics and MA Classical Civilisation students and is also available to our History and Archaeology students.

The candidate will have a relevant qualification equivalent to the teaching level. Desirable candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in Classics or Ancient History (or equivalent) and experience of teaching at MA level. Supervisory experience would also be an advantage.

Please refer to the person specification for further selection criteria.

Remuneration:

Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £61.68 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation, teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course.

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If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Matt Cook, Head of Department, at m.cook@bbk.ac.uk

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