Lecturer (i.e. Assistant Professor) in Classics

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Durham University
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Assistant Professor
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UK non-fixed-term Lecturer
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The Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate as a non-fixed term Lecturer (in North American terms, this is similar to a tenure-track Assistant Professor). The post is open to applicants with research specialisms in any area of classical studies. The successful applicant will be expected to enhance Durham's global reputation as a leading centre for the study of the ancient world. This new post comes as an addition to our existing staff numbers; it is part of a programme of significant investment in Classics by Durham University.

We are one of the leading Classics departments in the UK. In the REF2014 research evaluation exercise, we were ranked joint second in the nation for the quality of our research: 86% per cent of our work was considered to be world leading or globally excellent. In the categories of research environment and research impact, we were ranked in joint first place. We are a global department; over half of our staff comes from outside the UK, and we welcome applications from abroad. We have a vibrant and world leading community of postgraduates and a thriving body of high-achieving undergraduates.

We have a long tradition of excellence in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history and ancient philosophy. Two interdisciplinary research centres based in the department provide thematic focus: the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, and the Durham Centre for Classical Reception. In addition to these established areas of strength, we are interested in developing collaborations with other Durham research centres: for example, the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, the Centre for Medical Humanities, and the digital humanities initiative of the Institute of Advanced Research Computing.

Candidates are expected to make a strong case for complementing existing areas and/or developing new areas of research excellence in the department.

Further details and instructions on how to apply are available from the recruitment website of Durham University. Click on the link below, and then click on "Job Details" to view the detailed specifications and application instructions; click on "Apply for Job" to begin the application process. The application deadline is Sunday, 24 April 2016.


Applicants from North America should bear in mind that, in accordance with UK employment regulations, it is essential that in your written application documents you give explicit evidence and clear examples of proven experience matching the essential and desirable criteria as listed in the document which can be accessed via the "Job Details" link.

Prospective applicants are warmly encouraged to address informal enquiries to Dr Peter Heslin, Head of Department (p.j.heslin@durham.ac.uk).

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