Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History

Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
$90,618 to $107,397
10 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Continuing, full-time
  • $90,618 to $107,397 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided

The University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas thrive.

The School of Humanities offers an exciting and challenging academic program covering the disciplines of Classics & Ancient History, Archaeology, History, Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political & International Studies, and Studies in Religion. Classics, established in 1938, is one of the foundational disciplines of the University and we now offer a popular and intellectually rigorous undergraduate and postgraduate program in Classical Languages and Literature (Greek & Latin) and Ancient History (Greek, Roman, Near Eastern). Currently the School is seeking a dynamic academic for the role of Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History.

About the role

The successful candidate will be a collegial and productive individual with a passion for teaching and research in the field of Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern History, as well as for teaching Classical Greek Language. The incumbent will collaborate with staff in the discipline of Classics & Ancient History to secure the Egyptian/Near Eastern History and Classical Greek Language offerings available in trimesters two and three of the teaching program, enhance the discipline's research profile and community engagement, and work with staff across the School.


  • Teach Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern History at all levels of tertiary education
  • Teach Classical Greek Language at all levels of tertiary education
  • Be available to teach both on campus and online in trimesters 2 and 3 (including intensive schools),
  • commencing in 2017
  • Produce research publications and apply for competitive grants
  • Supervise Honours and Higher Degree Research students
  • Complete administrative duties commensurate with the position of Lecturer Level B
  • Engage with staff in Classics & Ancient History and across the School of Humanities

Skills & Experience

As a Lecturer in Classics & Ancient History you will have:

  • A PhD (awarded) in Classics, Ancient History, and/or Egyptology
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Classical Greek Language and Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern History in both on-campus and online environments
  • Demonstrated research profile commensurate with a Lecturer Level B and a commitment to attracting competitive grants
  • Commitment to team work and administrative duties

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, visit: www.armidaleregion.com.au/ and www.experiencethehighs.com.au/.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Lloyd Weeks (Head of School): phone +612 6773 3982 or email lweeks2@une.edu.au . To find out more about the discipline of Classics & Ancient History at UNE
candidates are strongly advised to visit: /www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-humanities/study-areas/ancient-history

To find out more about the School of Humanities visit: http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-humanities

Closing Date: Sunday 11th December 2016

Reference No: 216150

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria in your application.


Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.