Lecturer in Ancient History

Brisbane, Australia
24 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry is a dynamic team with a reputation for innovative approaches to teaching and research excellence. We consider and explore how human beings have ordered and made sense of their world throughout history, from ancient times through to the present, and how this informs our futures. Our disciplinary groupings of Classics and Ancient History, Studies in Religion, Philosophy and History are united by this common intellectual quest, and are mutually reinforced and supported by each discipline’s distinct approaches, perspectives, and methodologies. Through our research, teaching and engagement activities, we seek to further and disseminate knowledge about these aspects of humanity. In doing so, we serve our scholarly communities, our students, and our wider societies. We operate to the highest ethical standards in the way our staff, students and other stakeholders relate to each other. We aspire to quality and best practice in all that we do.

The role

The Classics and Ancient History discipline and the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry seek to make a fixed-term appointment in the area of Roman history. The successful applicant will be required to teach into undergraduate programs and actively contribute to the research performance of the Classics and Ancient History discipline. The Classics and Ancient History discipline at the University of Queensland is a small group of dedicated researchers and lecturers. We are looking for a colleague who is committed to high quality teaching and research, is collaborative, research active, and is prepared to develop the discipline’s engagement with the broader community.

The person

The successful applicant will have a PhD in the field of Roman History, and possess the ability to contribute to our Classical Languages programme (Latin and Greek). They will be required to teach Roman Imperial history and culture as well as contribute to the teaching of Roman Republican history. The successful applicant will have an active plan for research, including a willingness to participate in team applications for internal and external research funding. The candidate will be expected to assist in fostering a lively and dynamic research environment within the School.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term 4 year appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr. Janette McWilliam, Discipline Convenor for Classics and Ancient History, Telephone: +61 7 336 52650 or Email: j.mcwilliam@uq.edu.au or Professor Alastair Blanshard Email: a.blanshard@uq.edu.au.

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