Lecturer - Classics and Ancient History

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024

11 May 2024
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Research Field

Religious sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

9 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

School of Humanities

  • Full-time, tenurable appointment
  • Salary range: Level B: $108,509 – $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

 The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Discipline of Classics and Ancient History are part of the Department of Classical and Historical Studies within the School of Humanities at UWA. The School of Humanities provides a diverse intellectual environment with over 3500 students studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of Humanities disciplines. Staff in Classics and Ancient History teach Greek and Roman History, the History of Ancient Religions, Ancient Mythology, Ancient Sexualities, Reception Studies, and Ancient Greek and Latin. Where appropriate, staff in Classics and Ancient History contribute to other interdisciplinary areas within the School and across the University. For more information about the Classics and Ancient History programme and the current unit offerings please visit the following:

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will undertake independent teaching and research in the area of Classics and Ancient History (Greek or Roman). This position will involve independent and team teaching in the areas of Classics and Ancient History at all undergraduate levels, including Honours. The appointee will be expected to enhance the area’s recognised international reputation for excellence. You will teach into this programme, assist in the development of undergraduate units and participate in the supervision of Honours and Higher Degree candidates. As a balanced teaching and research position, the appointee is expected to have a track record of publication (relative to opportunity).

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline (Classics and Ancient History) or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to the discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to utilise innovative teaching approaches, assessment and materials for units and courses 
  • A demonstrable track record (relative to opportunity) of excellence in research evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, refereed book chapters, or academic mongraphs,  
  • Evidence of successful supervision or co-supervision of HDR (postgrad) students, relative to opportunity, or potential to supervise HDR students    
  • Demonstrable experience of participation in education/research leadership in public engagements that promote research and/or education outcome, government and industry 

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  PD [Lecturer (Classics and Ancient History)] [517359.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria . Please include contact details of three referees.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 9 June 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kirk Essary at [email protected]

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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