Margaret Braine Fellow in Classics and Ancient History

Institution Name 
The University of Western Australia
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Research Fellow
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Application Deadline 
March 17, 2019
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Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, School of Humanities

  • Research fellowship in Classics and Ancient History
  • Fixed-term duration between 2 and 6 month, with a flexible start date any time in the course of 2020
  • Salary: Level A: $68,452 - $92,497 (AUD) plus superannuation

When you join the UWA community, you will find dynamic and forward-thinking colleagues who, like you, are determined to challenge convention and make new things happen. The University is regarded as one of Australia’s top research institutions. We operate more than 130 research and training centres and receive roughly 80 per cent of all research funding to Western Australian universities annually. We celebrate strong industry partnerships and are placed equal first in Australia on key measures, including research intensity and research grants, according to the Good Universities Guide UWA ranks 93rd in ARWU, 91st in QS and 134th in THE. At UWA, we help people make the most of the possibilities presented. At UWA, we help people make the most of the possibilities presented to them. We are a community driven by a desire to make the most of our collective potential and to contribute to the world’s advancement. Join us and pursue your ambitions.

About the team

As a researcher in Classic and Ancient history at UWA, you will join a friendly cluster with broad research interests. Classics and Ancient History at UWA offers a holistic approach to the study of the Greco-Roman world through engagement with the culture, history and languages of these two civilisations. 

About the opportunity

In this role, you will undertake research leading to scholarly publications. You will be required to:

  1. Undertake research in any area of the classical world leading to scholarly publication
  2. Deliver the Margaret Braine Memorial lecture
  3. Participate in fortnightly research seminars of the Classics and Ancient History discipline group.

About you

You will be PhD qualified and possess an outstanding research profile relative to opportunity. You may be a recently-qualified PhD looking to build your post-doctoral research profile, or an established academic looking to spend your study leave within one of Australia's top research institutions.

Please see the position description before applying:

Download File P13 834 POSITION DESCRIPTION Margaret Braine Fellowship(Classics Ancient History) - Position Number 312656 - Level A.docx

About Perth

Perth is regularly ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. In 2017, Perth was ranked the 7th most liveable city in the world by The Economist – and with good reason! Perth enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine per day and enjoys 131 perfectly blue-skyed days a year. Perth is beautifully located on the banks of the Swan River with King’s Park just steps away from the Central Business District. Perth boasts 19 pristine white sand beaches directly on the Indian Ocean as well as two world-class wine regions within a three hour drive: the Swan Valley, one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, and Margaret River, home to over 200 wineries.

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

Closing date:  17 March 2019

Application Details: Please apply online via the UWA website:

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).

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