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Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Archaelogy

St. John’s College intends to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Classical Archaeology for the period 1st October 2016 – 30th September 2018.  This is a temporary, fixed-term position pending decisions to be made by the College about teaching provision in the subject in the longer term.

The successful candidate will be required to teach up to six hours of undergraduate tutorials per week during term and to share responsibility for administrative and pastoral duties for undergraduates reading for the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History degree, Literae Humaniores and various Joint Schools. They will also be expected to take part in the annual undergraduate admissions exercise.

Candidates should be able to teach options in Greek and Roman Archaeology both for the First Public Examination and for Finals (preference will be given to those able to teach Greek Art and Archaeology ca. 500-300 BC and / or Art in the Roman Empire), to contribute to the teaching of Texts and Contexts for Honour Moderations in Classics, which is done jointly by the Classics teaching team, and to contribute to the supervision of final year museum projects of the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History students. Details of the undergraduate syllabus in Classical Archaeology can be found at: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/classics/handbooks-cl/page/undergraduate_c. Preference will be given to candidates who have, or expect to have completed by 1st October 2016, a doctorate in Archaeology.

The salary will be £12,885 per annum (subject to revision in line with any general salary increases), Full dining rights throughout the period of appointment will be offered.  A teaching room will be provided and research and entertainment allowances are also available. Information about St John's College is available on the College website at http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 20th June 2016. Please view the Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure. We would appreciate it if you also submit our voluntary Recruitment Monitoring Form as part of the application.

The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK.  This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.


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