Job reference: HUM-025792
Salary: £40,521 to £56,021 per annum depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology & Egyptology
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/07/2024
Contract Duration: Permanent (Start Date 2nd January 2025)
School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Job Description

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a permanent post in ancient Greek Language and Literature, within the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Egyptology (CAHAE).

The successful candidate will have a PhD in ancient Greek Literature. They will demonstrate an excellent research profile (appropriate to career stage), including both track record and future plans, in the field of ancient Greek literature. We envisage that they will be included in the forthcoming REF submission of the Department. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery and assessment of existing course units primarily in the field of ancient Greek literature and language on CAHAE’s programmes; they should demonstrate the ability to develop new course units in Greek literature. Their application should show evidence of teaching abilities also in classical culture and in ancient Greek language.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to administration for the Department as requested, and to play a full role in regular recruitment activities and staff-student events. They should demonstrate the ability to undertake the academic supervision and pastoral support of undergraduate and graduate students.

We aim to shortlist during August and interview in September.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th September

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Peter Liddel, Head of Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Egyptology


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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