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Senior Teaching Fellow in Classical Literature (Hellenist)

Egham, United Kingdom
£47,719 to £56,529 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

Job Details

Department of Classics

Location: Egham
Salary: £47,719 to £56,529 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 21 June 2024
Reference: 0524-186

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Full time, Fixed term (24 months)

The Department of Classics at Royal Holloway University of London seeks to appoint a fixed-term Senior Teaching Fellow beginning on 2 September 2024.

The appointee will be expected to have a record of excellent teaching in Classical Literature and especially Greek Literature in translation, or, in the case of early-career candidates, relevant experience and demonstrable potential. Experience of teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students in a university environment is essential. They should also have a excellent knowledge of Greek and Latin.

The appointee will be expected to play a full and active role in teaching in the Department of Classics. They will be required to teach an introductory first-year module on Greek Literature (15 credits), and co-ordinate and contribute to the first-year skills-based module “Studying Classical Antiquity” (15 credits). They will also be expected to teach a second-year 30-credit module, preferably on Greek drama, and supervise second-year projects attached to this module. They will teach 50% of the third-year “Thinking Myth” module and will supervise final-year students’ dissertations. They will also be expected to develop a new third-year module which they will teach in the second year of their employment. In their second year, they will also help co-ordinate teaching for Foundation Year students.  Additionally, the appointee will be expected to contribute to administrative duties, taking on an administrative role, to act as Personal Tutor to undergraduate students and to attend relevant meetings and committees, as required. They will work closely with the Head of Department, the UG Education Lead and other academic members of staff in areas including curriculum design, lesson planning, and the development and implementation of learning technologies.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To find out more about the Classics Department please go to: 

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Christos Kremmydas ( Head of the Department of Classics.    

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please upload your CV using the drop-down menu in the “Additional Information” section. It should list the details of two referees whom we will contact after the shortlisting stage. At that stage we will also ask shortlisted candidates to submit two research publications for the consideration of the Recruitment Panel. Uploading a cover letter is optional

Please quote the reference: 0524-186

Closing Date: 23:59, 21 June 2024 

Interview Date: 10 July 2024

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification


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One of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s top 20 universities, ranked 129 globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-16). We sit within the top 25% of UK universities for research that is rated world leading or internationally recognised and at 89%, our 2015 National Student Survey satisfaction rating is the highest of the University of London institutions.

The university has 21 academic departments and schools spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management, economics and law. We combine our world-class research and excellence in teaching with a global perspective, creating a close-knit community that inspires success. With some 9,000 students learning from internationally renowned academics and researchers, ours is a unique culture, where our students and colleagues feel recognised as individuals. We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey, less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where our community thrives.

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