Assistant Professor in Classics

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Classics (Grades 7 and 8) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is a wonderful place in which to define your career.  Less than three hours away from London and just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, Durham is a beautiful historic city, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century. Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.   The University features in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018.

About us:
The Department of Classics and Ancient History is one of the very best in the UK, and worldwide.  We were ranked joint second in the last national research evaluation (REF2014) in terms of the quality of our research, and joint first in the quality of our research environment.  We attract large numbers of exceptionally talented undergraduate, MA and doctoral students, and we focus on high-quality research-led teaching.  The Department delivers very high levels of overall student satisfaction (96% in the last National Student Survey). 

The role: 
Candidates are expected to make a strong case for complementing existing areas and/or developing new areas of research excellence in the Department.  We are currently expanding, with three new permanent positions in Classics, including this post. We welcome applications from scholars with research and teaching excellence in any area of Classics (broadly conceived). 
Applicants must be clear whether they are applying for the post at the level of Associate Professor or Professor and meet the relevant criteria for that level of post. 

You’ll need:

  • A good first degree and a PhD in Classics or a related subject (either completed, or under examination).
  • The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
  • The confidence to supervise PhD students. 
  • To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the potential to secure funding or generate income.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. 
We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.  
Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. 

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 20th October  2017