Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History

Crawley, Subiaco, Australia
$117,857 - $135,900
30 May 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

School of Humanities

  • Level C ($117,857 - $135,900)
  • Full-time, tenurable appointment
  • Bring your research expertise in Roman history to the Discipline Group of Classics and Ancient History

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the opportunity

Classics and Ancient History at UWA offers a holistic approach to the study of the Greco-Roman world through a unified major that engages with the culture, history and language of these two civilisations. You will be responsible for the teaching of the Roman history and material culture component of the undergraduate major and Honours program, and will undertake research supervision; You will also have the opportunity to develop new curriculum in this area. Ideally, you will also contribute to collaborative and innovative teaching across a range of other units of the major.

The School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia is seeking an outstanding teacher and researcher to join the Discipline Group of Classics and Ancient History in a continuing Level B or C lectureship position. 

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:


  • PhD in Ancient History or a cognate field
  • Strong record of research publication relative to opportunity
  • Demonstrated research program and ability to build research collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, co-ordinate and teach, at all undergraduate levels, units in Roman history and material culture which embed the best educational practices
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles


  • Demonstrated ability to attract research funding
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and supervise research students, at postgraduate level and at Honours level or equivalent
  • Ability to contribute to other units within the Classics and Ancient History major

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description

About you:

You will be an active and productive researcher with an ability to foster the research culture within the Discipline Group of Classics and Ancient History. The Discipline is particularly interested in candidates whose research expertise will complement and enhance the research into the Hellenistic world currently being conducted in the Discipline Group. Research interests in history, literary studies, philosophy and archaeology that will allow you to contribute to cross-disciplinary research collaborations will also be favourably considered, as will your ability to contribute to the teaching of other aspects of the major (the Latin language, Greek history, material culture and language).

Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • Tenurable position
  • Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary
  • Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum
  • Long Service Leave after 10 years
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave
  • Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

Closing date: Sunday 18 June

This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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