Teaching Fellow in Roman History
Teaching Fellow (Fixed Term) in Roman History
Reference Number: 013227
Department: Classics and Ancient History
Location: Durham City
Contract Type: Full Time, Fixed Term (1 year)
Grade: Grade 7 (£32,548 – £38,832)
Opening Date: 23 April 2018
Closing Date: 23 May 2018 (midday)
Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, arguably the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.
Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve. The Department
The Department of Classics and Ancient History is one of the very best in the UK, and indeed worldwide, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We were ranked joint second in the last national research evaluation (REF2014) in terms of the quality of our work (by grade point average), and joint first in terms of the quality of our research environment. We attract large numbers of exceptionally talented undergraduate, MA and doctoral students, and we focus on high quality research-led teaching. We also regularly attract postdoctoral fellows to the Department, either through the IAS fellowship scheme, or with funding from national and international research councils and foundations.
The department delivers very high levels of overall student satisfaction. In student-facing guides and league tables we are regularly ranked among the top three Classics departments in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history and ancient philosophy. Three interdisciplinary research centres are based in the department:
the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East (CAMNE), the Durham Centre for Classical Reception (DCCR), and the Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (DCAMP). In addition to these established areas of strength, we are interested in developing collaborations with other cross-departmental research initiatives: for example, visual arts and culture, medical humanities, and digital humanities.
The Role The successful applicant will contribute to research-led teaching of Roman History at all levels, and may also be required to make a contribution to the teaching of Greek and Latin, particularly in the marking of exams. The successful candidate should have specialist interests in Roman History, a field in which the Department has particular teaching needs in 2018/19.
The post of Teaching Fellow will include teaching the following undergraduate modules: Living in the Classical World (at level 1), Crisis of the Roman Republic (at level 2), and The Life and Times of Cicero (at level 3).
The post will also involve some teaching and administration during the summer period, when it is expected that the appointed candidate will take part in outreach activities, including summer schools, and resit examinations; for this reason, and to allow for professional development, the position is advertised for a full year.
The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period, and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy.
The post is for a fixed term only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.
The successful applicant will, ideally, be in post by 1 September 2018.
The Requirements While candidates may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post, they must outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria.
Candidates are expected to engage fully with the citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.
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