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Lecturer in Classical Studies - Fixed Term until 31st July 2020

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)
£40,792 - £48,677 depending on qualifications and experience
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Full Time; Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2020
Closing Date: 
6 August, 2019 - 12:00

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The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a Lecturer in Classical Studies. With your specialism in ancient Greek literature, history or culture you will contribute to the development, teaching and assessment of modules while also participating to the vibrant research culture of the discipline.  A key part of this role will involve supporting impact and outreach activities centred on the Greek Theatre and Digital Humanities.

Skills and experience

  • As a minimum requirement a PhD in Classical Studies, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology or a related subject area.

  • A profile of teaching excellence in the culture, literature, archaeology and/or history of ancient Greece

  • the ability and readiness to contribute to the production, maintenance and updating of Classical Studies modules and/or the Faculty’s Level 1 Arts interdisciplinary curriculum

  • An understanding of the latest pedagogical techniques for teaching Classical Studies in HE, including the issues involved in supporting and delivering distance learning programmes

  • Potential for research excellence in any area of Classical Studies

  • The ability to contribute to raising the profile of Classical Studies, e.g. through outreach and dissemination activities

  • The ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences

  • Efficiency and organisation skills, including the ability to work to deadlines and evidence of being able to work in teams

  • A commitment to equal opportunities policies and practices and Open University values

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term.  Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. 

How to apply

To apply, please complete a short application form and include your CV together with a covering letter, no more than 2 sides of A4, detailing how you meet the person specification, and email to quoting the vacancy reference number 16307

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Closing date: noon on 06th August 2019 

Interview Date - TBC

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Related Information here

Please note: If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions. 

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub on 01908 (6) 55544 or by email, quoting the reference number 16307.

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Posting Date: 
5 July, 2019 - 16:00