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Classification: Academic Level D or E
Salary package: $143,216 to $187,614 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full Time, continuing

Position overview

The ANU Centre for Classical Studies seeks to appoint an Associate Professor / Professor of Classics to contribute to academic excellence and provide leadership for the Classics program and for staff working across the School, which also houses English (with Screen and Drama), Modern European Languages and Linguistics.

The Associate Professor / Professor will demonstrate dynamic and collegial leadership of the ANU Centre for Classical Studies in all three areas of academic activity: research, education and service.

The appointee will be an outstanding scholar and educator with expertise in any area of Classical Studies. They will be responsible for undertaking and fostering world leading, high-impact research, including actively seeking and securing external funding to support major research initiatives. They will contribute to the School’s teaching excellence and curriculum innovation in Ancient Worlds and Cultures, including at all levels of Ancient Greek and/or Latin language, ensuring excellence in education, best-practice teaching, and compelling, cutting-edge majors as well as connecting with kindred areas across the university.

The successful candidate will also show a strong willingness and capacity to lead innovation in public outreach and philanthropy, including through promoting the Classics Museum and associated activities. The appointee will undertake School and College leadership roles, contributing cooperatively to the overall intellectual life and collegial workings of the School, College and University.

College Overview

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at The Australian National University. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

We encourage potential applicants to contact the School before submitting their application.

For further information please contact: Dr Katie Sutton, Head of School T: +61 2 61252829 E:

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

More information and to apply, visit

Download Position Description: PD_Assoc Professor_Professor_Classics.pdf

Application information

In order to apply for this role you will need to provide the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.