Lecturer in Classics

Requisition ID:  25523

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  19 May 2023


Salary: £33,348 to £38,474 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 11 June 2023



The Role

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University seeks to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Classics (Teaching & Scholarship) who will contribute to the teaching and supervision of students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The post will commence on 1 August 2023 for a period of 6 months.


You  will contribute to the delivery of scholarship-informed modules on Latin language and literature. Moreover, you will contribute to School-wide team-taught modules, and will undertake a range of pastoral and administrative responsibilities.

Newcastle University has a long and distinguished reputation for research, scholarship, and teaching in Classics and Ancient History. It benefits from its unique position close to Hadrian's Wall, and can rely on the extensive collections of the Robinson University Library and the Great North Museum. The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is an interdisciplinary unit where colleagues in different disciplines work closely together in teaching and research. To find out more about the work we do at our School, please see our website.


For informal enquiries about the post please contact the Head of Classics and Ancient History, Professor Federico Santangelo (federico.santangelo@ncl.ac.uk).


There is a possibility that this post may be extended until the end of July 2024 if additional funds are secured.


Key Responsibilities
•    Delivering high-quality teaching and learning materials, resources and activities to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, in line with School and Faculty teaching objectives and timetable requirements

•    Supervising undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, as required

•    Contributing to the delivery, planning, design, and development of modules and programmes at Subject and School level

•    Contributing to the wider student experience at programme level

•    Evaluating your own practice and undertaking continuing professional development in teaching

•    Planning, organising and carrying out your scholarly programme, with a view to ensuring that teaching is informed by new knowledge, insight, and impactful innovation
•    Engaging with innovative scholarship through appropriate media and fora (e.g. monographs, peer-reviewed journals, edited books), advancing knowledge in the field and enhancing the University’s reputation for high-quality scholarship

•    Initiating or contributing to interdisciplinary collaborations at School, Faculty, and University level

•    Participating in organised programmes of outreach and public engagement, as appropriate

•    Promoting the University’s values in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and support widening access to our programmes and facilities to people who have historically had little involvement in universities

•    Undertaking a range of administrative tasks to support your area of teaching, scholarship, and engagement

•    Taking responsibility for management or administrative roles as appropriate the grade and temporary nature of the post
•    Contributing to the wider work of the School, Faculty and University through input to working groups and key committees

•    Complying with University policies, including financial regulations, equal opportunities policy, Health & Safety policy, promoting race equality policy, information systems security policy, data security, intellectual property rights and safeguarding policies

•    Engaging in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory

•    Carrying out other duties, commensurate with the grade and temporary nature of the post, as requested by the Head of School

The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    A strong record of scholarship in Latin language and literature, demonstrating international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance, and rigour
•    Experience in high-quality scholarship-informed university teaching, and enthusiastic, reflective and creative pedagogy
•    Experience of pastoral and student wellbeing issues
•    Experience in, or demonstrable potential for, impact in scholarship and engaging with external stakeholders

Attributes and Behaviour

•    High level of initiative and organisation
•    Track-record of working as a good colleague and academic citizen
•    Ability to work collaboratively, across disciplines, and with external partners
•    Commitment to diversifying the Classics and Ancient History curriculum
•    Willingness to undertake administrative duties as required

•     Completion and award of PhD in Classics at time of application
•     A record of high-quality scholarly outputs appropriate to career stage


Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 25523