Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology (Greek Archaeology)
Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology (Greek Archaeology)
Vacancy Ref: : 043485
Closing Date : 14-May-2018
Contact Person : Professor Gavin Kelly
Contact Number 0131 650 3581
Contact Email : Gavin.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar to a Lectureship in Classical Art and Archaeology, with a focus on Greek archaeology. The successful candidate will have a track record of internationally excellent publications, proportionate to career stage, and will show potential for future development as a researcher at the highest level. S/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of Greek archaeology and related disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We particularly welcome applicants whose expertise complements existing strengths in Edinburgh and offers potential for scholarly collaboration and doctoral supervision with other colleagues in Classical Archaeology and in Hellenic studies. Desirable specialisations might include Hellenistic Greek archaeology, wider Mediterranean archaeology, Greek religion and mythology, Greek epigraphy, and architectural history; and preference may be given to applicants with additional research interests beyond Greek archaeology.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, nationality and citizenship status, religion, sexual orientation or transgender status.
Our School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and we welcome applications from women and BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.
This post is available from 3rd September 2018 on a full time (35 hours), open ended basis.
Salary: £39,992 – £47,722 per annum
Closing Date: Monday 14th May, 5pm GMT
1. Job Details
Job title: Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology (Greek Archaeology)
School/Support Department: History, Classics and Archaeology
Line manager: Head of Classics
2. Job Purpose
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar to a Lectureship in Classical Art and Archaeology, with a focus on Greek archaeology, from 3rd September 2018. The successful candidate will have a track record of internationally excellent publications, proportionate to career stage, and strong evidence of the potential for future development at the highest level. S/he will be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of Greek archaeology and related disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
3. Main Responsibilities
(Approximate % of time)
Develop a portfolio of internationally excellent research outputs, and contribution to efforts to attract external research funding, to meet the research objectives of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology (35%).
Develop and teach honours courses and undertake dissertation supervision to meet the teaching objectives of the School (15%)
Deliver sub-honours lectures and tutorials to meet the teaching objectives of the School, especially in the courses Greek Art and Archaeology, Greek World 1a and Greek World 1b (initially approx. 15%)
Develop and deliver postgraduate courses (potentially including online courses) and undertake dissertation supervision to contribute to the goals of the MSc in Classical Art and Archaeology and other Classics MScs, and potentially also in Archaeology and in ODL degrees (the MSc Online in History and a planned MSc Online in Ancient Worlds). (10%)
Supervise doctoral students (initially approx. 5%)
Undertake academic administration and provide advice and guidance to students to meet the pastoral objectives of the School (initially approx. 20%)
4. Planning and Organising
• Plan and carry out research, including funding applications where appropriate; publish research outputs.
• Deliver honours, subhonours, and postgraduate teaching and supervision of undergraduate and Master’s dissertations as directed by Head of Classics
• Contribute to supervision of doctoral research students
• Plan and carry out administrative tasks as required
• Provide guidance to students as a Personal Tutor
5. Problem Solving
• Work with senior colleagues and the Student Support Office to assist students who encounter difficulties in their studies
• Work with course organisers to assist students new to University studies
• Work with support staff to deal with administrative issues
6. Decision Making
• Decide on programmes of work for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including doctoral students.
• Make decisions about the assessment of the work of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
7. Key Contacts/Relationships
• Work with Head of Classics, Course Organisers, Course Administrators, Student Support Officers and officers of the Graduate School to assist in the planning, delivery, assessment and administration of undergraduate and graduate teaching in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
• Work with other Classical Archaeologists and Hellenists, and potentially with outside organisations like the National Museum of Scotland, to contribute to research funding bids and to enhance the University’s profile and visibility in these areas
8. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job
• A completed and examined PhD in Greek Archaeology or a related discipline
• Evidence of expertise in Classical Archaeology and Ancient Greek culture more broadly
• Teaching experience at undergraduate level.
• Experience of undergraduate assessment.
• Portfolio of internationally excellent research, proportionate to career stage.
• Experience of online and postgraduate teaching.
• Relevant IT skills including online learning.
• Relevant administrative experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
• Knowledge of ancient Greek archaeology.
• Knowledge of ancient and modern languages necessary for research.
• Ability to produce internationally excellent research.
• Awareness of best practice in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
• Awareness of issues in assessment.
• Expertise that complements existing strengths and offers synergies with other areas of Classical studies: for example in the areas of Hellenistic Greek archaeology, broader Mediterranean archaeology, Greek epigraphy, history of religion, architectural history.
• A current or upcoming fieldwork project (or projects), especially one in which Edinburgh students can participate.
• Knowledge of online teaching practices.
• Awareness of teaching-related administrative practices.
• Knowledge of means of delivering pastoral care of students.
• Excellent presentation and communication skills.
• Commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
• Commitment to producing internationally excellent research.
• Versatility in approach to teaching.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Capacity to enthuse and motivate.
• Capacity for delivering on-line teaching.
• Capacity for innovation in development of teaching.
• Teach and assess on undergraduate and postgraduate Classics programme in classes ranging from ca.150 students (Greek World 1a and 1b) to graduate courses with 5-10 students
• Supervise 5-10 undergraduate and MSc dissertations per annum on a one to one basis
• Contribute to doctoral supervision.
• Contribute to administration of Subject Area (ca. 30 academics) and School (ca. 100 academics).
• Assist in enhancing the University’s reputation as one of the leading international centres of excellence in Classics
• Provide pastoral care and academic guidance to ca. 25 students as a personal tutor.
All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page and submitting an up to date CV. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.
You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
The closing date is 5pm GMT on Monday 14th May 2018.
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