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Salary £42,026 p.a. plus allowances.

Merton College proposes to elect a Career Development Fellow in Ancient Greek. The successful candidate will be appointed from 1 October 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period terminating no later than 30 September 2026. This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as a researcher and university teacher.

The main duties of the post will be: to undertake innovative research in the broad area of Ancient Greek; to contribute to the wider academic research projects in the University in Classics, including establishing productive research collaborations with other academics in Oxford or elsewhere; to teach undergraduates studying Classics for an average of six hours per week in full term; and to share in the organisational and pastoral responsibilities for students of the College studying Classics. The Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses and other benefits.

The successful applicant will hold, or be near completion of, a doctorate in Ancient Greek and will demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research in Ancient Greek at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of Classics at Oxford. The ability to provide effective tutorial (small group) teaching to undergraduates is essential. The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to undertake the wider duties and obligations of a Fellow of the College; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

Those wishing to apply for this post should complete the online application form at and upload the following as a single PDF document:

· A brief curriculum vitae incorporating a publications list;

· A research proposal for the duration of the Fellowship; and

· A statement of their teaching range in relation to the needs of the College, specified in Section 3(b) above;

· Details of three academic referees (not more than two of whom should be from the same institution).

Applicants should arrange for one referee (e.g. a PhD or Postdoctoral Supervisor/Advisor) to send a reference directly by email to by noon on the closing date of Thursday 2 June, 2022. Additional references will only be requested at the shortlisting stage.

The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars which also contain details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. These are available at or from The closing date for applications is 2.00 pm on Wednesday 1 June, 2022. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 20 June, 2022.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.