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Stipendiary Lectureship (8 Hours) In Greek And Latin Languages And Literature

Oriel College seeks to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics (Greek and Latin Languages and Literature) for Michaelmas term, from 1 October 2023 to 31 December 2023, to cover for Prof. Bruno Currie’s sabbatical leave. Candidates should hold or be studying for a doctorate in a relevant field of Classics, and should be able to demonstrate relevant teaching experience and be equipped to undertake tutorial teaching and associated duties.

The person appointed will be expected to undertake teaching for an average of 8 contact hours per week during term time to undergraduates at Oriel College. The Lecturer must be able to teach Mods literature and language options to first- and second-year students (Virgil’s Aeneid OR Homer’s Iliad; Texts and Contexts: Roman Topics; language work in ancient Greek and/or Latin) and a range of Greats (Finals) literature options, including the Greek Core AND/OR Latin Core papers and the Classics side of the Classics and English Epic paper. They will also oversee students’ progression on the various language teaching programmes operated by the Classics Faculty.

The Lecturer will assist with general administration, the pastoral care of undergraduates, college outreach activities, and will play a part in the undergraduate admissions in the Classical subjects in weeks 9 and 10 of Michaelmas Term (first half of December 2023).

The basic stipend will be according to the Senior Tutors’ Committee recommended scale for full-time stipendiary lecturers with a teaching stint of 8 hours per week (calculated on a pro rata basis – currently £19,841 to £22,232 per annum, depending on experience). Contributory membership of USS (the Universities Superannuation Scheme) is also offered. The Lecturer will be entitled to free lunch and dinner in the Senior Common Room.

The full job description and information about benefits can be found below.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their application via email attachment with the subject heading ‘Fixed-term Stipendiary Lectureship in Classics’ to Sheila Moore, Head of HR, Oriel College (, no later than 7 July 2023. Each application should include: a CV giving a brief summary of the applicant’s career with details of their education and teaching experience; a covering letter; and names and contact details of two referees able to comment on their teaching and research. Candidates are asked to ensure that their referees send their references, again via email attachment, direct to the HR Officer no later than 7 July 2023. Candidates should be available for interview the following week (anticipated interview date: 14 July 2023).

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Bruno Currie (

Applicants are asked to request their referees to send references directly to before the closing date.