Fitzjames Research Fellow in Ancient Greek

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Apr 2020

Salary £31,490 p.a., plus a taxable housing allowance of £10,000 p.a. or free accommodation

Merton College proposes to elect a Fitzjames Research Fellow in Ancient Greek for four years commencing on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  This is a prestigious career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to develop as 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 classicists in Oxford or elsewhere; and to teach undergraduates reading Classics for an average of six weighted hours per week in Full Term. The Fellow will be eligible for election to the Governing Body of the College.

The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completing, a doctorate in a relevant subject area and demonstrate achievement (commensurate with the candidate’s career) in research at a standard which will contribute to and enhance the national and international profile of Classics at Oxford.  The ability to provide effective tutorial teaching to high-achieving undergraduates is essential.  The postholder will also need to demonstrate aptitude for a full range of college academic duties; the willingness to contribute to Merton as a member of its Governing Body; and commitment to a personal career development plan.

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 Sub-Warden’s Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail:  The Fellow will be entitled to free meals, medical insurance, research expenses, and other benefits.

The closing date for applications is noon on 23   April 2020.  Interviews will be held in College on 15 May 2020

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.

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