University Lectureship in Ancient History

open until filled
Humanities, History, Ancient History
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£41,526-£52,559 GBP

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a full time unestablished Lecturer in Ancient History for 12 months from 01 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Ancient History plays a key role in the Faculty's programme at all levels. Applications are invited from those with a primary research interest in any area of Ancient History but ability to teach classical Greek History is essential. Further information about the Faculty is available at

Those appointed will be expected to carry out research in Ancient History, to teach 32 hours of undergraduate lectures/classes to supervise MPhil students as requested, and to carry out various administrative duties. The lectures/classes will include the first year lectures on fifth-century B.C. Greek history and may include sharing the teaching of a final year course on Thucydides and/or lectures on slavery in the Roman world, and/or lectures on late Roman history. They may also include teaching Greek and/or Latin. The successful candidate will be expected to take a full part in undergraduate and graduate examining.

We are seeking an individual with a strong academic record and the potential to make significant contributions to the teaching of the Faculty.


  • Good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to engage in high-level research in Greek or Roman history, with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Evidence of ability to teach Ancient History effectively and at all relevant levels;
  • Evidence of ability to teach the Greek and Latin languages effectively at all relevant levels;
  • Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole;
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be addressed to the Chair of the Faculty, Professor Robin Osborne ( If you have queries regarding the application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator (

The closing date is midnight GMT on Thursday 14 May 2020 and interviews are planned for early June, subject to change.

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Please quote reference GE22866 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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