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Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity

We wish to recruit a Lecturer in Classical Studies and Ancient History (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the North American system) to contribute to the study of Greece and the ancient world. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in ancient Greek language (at all levels) as well as Greek history, literature, art, archaeology or culture, depending on their area of expertise.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

He kōrero mōu - About you

To be considered for this position, you will have the following:

  • A completed PhD in Classical Studies and Ancient History or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated achievement in research and a record of successful teaching in a tertiary setting
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues and with diverse student learners

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday, 22 May 2022 and include an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

Inquiries about this role should be directed to the Urumatoa o te Kura Head of School, School of Humanities, Professor Malcolm Campbell,

Please note we do not accept applications via email.

Additional Information

Overseas applicants:

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.


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