Research Associate in Ancient Greek History and Virtual Reality

Bristol, Bristol (GB)
Mar 06, 2020
End of advertisement period
Apr 02, 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

Research Associate in Ancient Greek History and Virtual Reality

Job number    ACAD104529
   School of Humanities
Contract type    Open Ended
Working pattern    Part time
Salary     £33,797 - £38,017 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date for applications     02-Apr-2020

The Department of Classics and Ancient History is looking to appoint a Research Associate who will be supporting the team working on the AHRC-funded Project ‘The Virtual Reality Oracle (VRO): An Immersive Experience of the Ancient Greek Oracle at Dodona'. The position is part-time (50%) for three years. The exact balance of responsibilities will depend on the researcher’s experience and skills, but will comprise: 

-In the first half of the project, working with the team to develop the VRO, supporting the gathering of relevant historical data. This will involve independent research in response to the needs of the project, and also the co-organisation of a historical research workshop.

-In the second half of the project, working with the team to develop materials to disseminate use of the VRO in academic, educational (schools) and public contexts (museums) and investigating user responses. This may involve giving public lectures and demonstrations and academic presentations, as well as the co-organization of workshops with users of the VRO; the role will also include leading on the development of the project’s website.

Anticipated interview date: 13 May 2020

Start date: 01 June 2020 (or as soon thereafter as possible)

Contact for informal enquiries:

Prof. Esther Eidinow (

Ms J Kinney ( Tel. +44 (0)117 331 7982

Short-listed candidates will be notified on or around April 27th and invited to interview. They will be asked: i) to submit a sample of their recent academic writing, in English, of no more than 10,000 words, to as soon as possible after notification but no later than May 4th, 2020; and ii) to deliver a 10-minute presentation demonstrating how they would teach an aspect of their research to a classroom of A-level students. 

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.