Lecturer in Classical History and Literature, University of Kent

Closing date 5th February 2015

Lecturer in Classical History and Literature,
University of Kent.

The Role

The School of European Culture and Languages is seeking to appoint a broadly trained, flexible classicist with the ability to teach classical history and literature at all levels, including Classical Civilization and Mythology at first-year level, with a proven track record of effective language teaching, and a demonstrable expertise in reception and/or comparative studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop new modules in his/her area of expertise, including modules for an envisaged new MA programme in Classics, and be an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher. Moreover, this candidate will be able to contribute to the Department’s increasing ambition and international standing in terms of high-quality research, and be a dynamic colleague capable of teamwork.

The Person

You will have a PhD or equivalent in Classics or a relevant discipline, as well as teaching experience at university level, including classical language teaching, and a strong commitment to personal excellence in teaching.

A commitment to public engagement and impact activities will be an advantage.

For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies

The Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies is part of the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL), a multidisciplinary school and one of the largest at the University of Kent.

Classical and Archaeological Studies has grown rapidly in recent years. There are currently fourteen academic staff in the Department, whose research and teaching are focused on the cultures of the ancient world, including those of Egypt, Greece, Rome and its provinces, and Byzantium. Typically, members of staff have overlapping interests in their areas of expertise, comprising Greek and Latin literature, reception studies, ancient history, epigraphy, papyrology, archaeology, heritage, material culture and artefacts, and also include wider interdisciplinary perspectives in their work.

Further details can be found at www.kent.ac.uk/secl/classics/staff/index.html

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 23rd February 2015

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply – for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Teresa Bubb, Resourcing Adviser, at T.C.Bubb@kent.ac.uk. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

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