Skip Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Footer

Professorship / Associate Professorship of Ancient History (Greek / Roman)

Oriel College, Jesus College, and Faculty of Classics, Oxford

Salary: £50,300 – £67,541 p.a. plus college allowances

The Faculty of Classics, Oxford is recruiting an Associate Professor (or Professor) of Ancient History (Greek and/or Roman). The appointee will be employed by Oriel College, Jesus College, and the Faculty of Classics, and will hold a Governing Body Fellowship at Oriel College. The post is available from 1st October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a permanent appointment upon completion of a successful review. The review is conducted during the first 5 years.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in Ancient History broadly defined, who will attract and teach graduate students in Ancient History and will supervise graduate student theses.

You will be required to conduct research, give lectures, classes and tutorials, supervise, support and examine students at all levels, and engage in the administrative work of the Faculty and the Colleges – in examination assessment, admissions processes, and faculty administration.

You will have, or be able to demonstrate the promise of, a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching at a level appropriate to the stage of your career, together with clear plans for research which demonstrate an ability and a willingness to maintain that record.

You should also have an ability and willingness to obtain external funding for individual or larger research projects, and an awareness of the possibilities for seeking funding in the UK and abroad.

You must have received the degree of PhD/DPhil by the advertised closing date for this position.

The duties and skills required are described in further detail in the Job Description, available below.

How to Apply

Please upload the following documents with your application: (1) a detailed statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post and (2) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. You should also nominate three referees when prompted during your application, and indicate if you give permission for them to be contacted. You should arrange for your referees to provide references directly to by12:00 noon (GMT) on Friday 10th March 2023.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on Friday 10th March 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit two pieces of their recent research (neither in excess of 10,000 words). It is expected that interviews will be held on Thursday 20 April and Friday 21 April 2023.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Additional Information

Contact Person: Professor Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (Senior Tutor, Oriel College)

Contact Number: 01865 276520

Contact Email:

University Vacancy ID: 163080