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Lecturer in Ancient Greek and Latin Language Education
Kings College London in London, UK
Date Posted 06/06/2022
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Lecturer in Ancient Greek and Latin Language Education

Location : London (Greater)

Salary : £38,826 - £49,541 per annum inclusive of £3,500 London Weighting Allowance

Posted : 06 Jun 2022

End of advertisement period : 19 Jun 2022

Ref : 047305

Academic Discipline : Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health, Engineering & Technology,

Physical Sciences, Social Sciences

Job Type : Professional Services

Contract Type : Permanent

Hours : Full Time

Job Description

The Modern Language Centre (MLC) seeks to employ a Lecturer in Greek and Latin Language (Education) to deliver degree level courses within the UG and PG programmes offered by the Classics department. You will be an experienced, talented, and creative teacher of Ancient Greek and Latin languages and texts across a range of periods and genres. You will be dedicated to the promotion of ancient languages with a proven track record in language teaching. Your current research profile in Ancient Greek and/or Latin literature will enhance and inform your pedagogy. Ability to teach languages of the ancient West and South Asia (such as Classical Persian, Hittite and Sumerian etc.) would be an advantage.

This is a permanent Education post with a full-time contract from September 2022.

The Department of Classics at King’s College London is one of the largest Classics Departments in the UK, with expertise in areas from the Aegean Bronze Age and the Ancient Near East to Modern Greek literature and the Reception of the Classical World. The Department is a well-known centre for the study of Ancient Greek and Latin literature and in the recent QS World University Rankings 2022 came 12th globally and 3rd in the UK in teaching Classics. In REF 2021 the Department was ranked First equal on the grade point average of our overall quality profile.

The MLC and Department of Classics at King’s are committed to a more diverse and inclusive discipline and to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act are encouraged. We particularly welcome applications from women and from Black and minority ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented in the Department of Classics and the Profession.

Interviews will take place in mid-July. The job will be based at the Strand Campus in central London.

For informal inquiries about this position, please contact: Dr Akrivi Taousiani, Language Director in Classics, at akrivi.taousiani @kcl.ac.uk.

This post will be offered on a permanent contract starting from September 2022

This is a full-time post

Key responsibilities

  • Convene and teach the module ‘Beginners’ Latin’ (4AACLA01)
  • Convene and teach the module ‘Beginners’ Ancient Greek’ (4AACGK01)
  • Convene and teach Greek & Latin Text modules at all levels (Level 4 to Level 7)
  • Support the Language Director in the effective running of all teaching and assessment activities, course development, events and programmes relating to Greek and Latin modules.
  • Supervise BA and MA dissertations in Latin literature, Greek Literature, and modern receptions of ancient Greek & Roman culture
  • Participate in assessment and other educational activities as needed
  • Act as personal tutor and support students in accordance with Departmental, Faculty and College practice and guidelines
  • Undertake academic-administrative role(s) in the Department of Classics, as required by the Head of Department
  • Collaborate with other members of the Department of Classics, the MLC and of the wider College community in all aspects of the job, endeavouring to create an inclusive and supportive environment.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria:

  1. Completion of PhD or equivalent in Ancient Greek and/or Latin Literature or a closely related area
  2. Outstanding competence and teaching experience in Ancient Greek and Latin language
  3. Ability to convene, teach and assess modules relating to Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature across the undergraduate curriculum
  4. Knowledge and understanding of digital (online and technology-enhanced/blended) education
  5. Strong track record in scholarship achievement relative to career stage in Ancient Greek and/or Latin literature
  6. A high standard of administrative and organizational skills

Desirable criteria:

  1. Ability to teach languages of the ancient West and South Asia (such as Classical Persian, Hittite and Sumerian etc.)
  2. Experience of teaching and supporting students at Postgraduate level
  3. Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice.

Further information

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in mid-July. The selection process will include a presentation to the interview panel.

To assist in the shortlisting process, applicants should make clear in their supporting statement how they meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of their skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).

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