Free open Job in Australasia Lecturer in Roman History at The University of Sydney

School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 365/0217 

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Roman History
  • Full-time, fixed term for two years 

About the opportunity
The Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney is internationally recognised for its excellence in research and teaching in all aspect of Greco-Roman antiquity ( It collaborates closely with members of the sister Departments of Archaeology and Philosophy whose expertise lies in the ancient world. 

We invite your application for the position of Lecturer in Roman History (Level B) on a fixed-term basis, in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, to commence in July 2017. The area of research specialisation within Roman history is open, but the successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to publish high-quality research in their field of study. Applicants must be prepared to teach a full suite of units in Roman history. An interest in Hellenistic history is also desirable, as is the capacity to teach Latin at all levels.  The successful applicant will be expected to participate in graduate teaching and supervision as appropriate.  

The role reports to the Head of School, The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. 

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. The Lecturer in Roman History will possess:

  • a PhD in Roman History or related field
  • expertise in Roman History
  • capacity to teach Roman History and Latin language at all levels
  • lecturing experience
  • proven research ability. 

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students. 

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. 

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm  29 March 2017 (Sydney time) 

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. 

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities. 

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