Vacancy Type/Job category
Classics & Ancient History
£41,526 - £49,553 per annum
University of Warwick - Coventry
Fixed Term Contract 1 September 2021 for 12 months
36.5 hours per week
This post offers the opportunity to teach across the range of Roman history
and epigraphy in a supporting and friendly department. You will also provide
pastoral and administrative cover. You will have a research specialism in
Roman History and the ability to teach Classical Epigraphy at Masters level,
and Latin literature at UG and MA level.
You will organise and co-teach the first-year core module, Roman Culture and
Society (including sessions on study skills) and convene and teach an
Honours-level optional module. This will be either ‘The Roman Near East' or
‘The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian'. Both modules are taught in
translation, but also have a Latin texts component for which you will teach
weekly classes to those students with higher level Latin. You will also teach
the Masters-level module ‘Classical Epigraphy' and contribute to the Core
module on the Masters in Ancient Visual and Material Culture. You will
supervise Honours and masters-level dissertations and mark exams and assessed
work as required. You will need experience in lecturing and leading seminars,
as well as in marking, supervising and offering constructive feedback.
This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with existing teaching
experience to expand their experience within a supportive department, with
undergraduates and postgraduates from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will
devise your own teaching materials within the scope of the current
prescriptions for these modules. You will be involved in many aspects of
departmental life, tracking students' progress, participating in staff
meetings and Open Days and assist in our engagement work with local schools
and the wider public. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in
academic administrative roles by acting as personal tutor to students, and
through undertaking administrative duties, as requested by the Head of
Interviews will be held on-line via Microsoft teams at the end of June or
early July, and will involve a teaching presentation and interview.
The purpose of this post is to provide teaching in Roman history and
epigraphy, as well as pastoral and administrative cover.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
• You will act as module coordinator for the first-year undergraduate core
module, Roman Culture and Society, which includes academic skills training.
You will teach all lectures and seminars in Terms 1 and 3, and co-teach Term 2
in association with other colleagues. You will set essays and update
bibliographies; mark essays and give timely feedback via Tabula and in person;
update the module Moodle. You will set and mark the exam paper and run
revision classes. You will monitor student progression and attendance.
• You will act as module coordinator for an Honours-level Roman history
module, either ‘The Roman Near East' or ‘The Roman Empire from Tiberius to
Hadrian'. Please indicate in your covering letter which you would prefer to
teach. You will teach all of the lectures and seminars; set essays and update
bibliographies; mark essays and give timely feedback via Tabula and in person;
update the module Moodle. You will run weekly text classes for students
studying key texts in Latin. You will set and mark the exam paper. You will
monitor student progression and attendance.
• You will act as module coordinator for and teach the Masters-level module in
Classical Epigraphy, and contribute to the Core module Approaching Ancient
Visual and Material Culture for the Masters degrees in Ancient Visual and
Material Culture. You will guide MA students in identifying appropriate essay
questions, offering advice on methods and bibliography, and mark MA essays.
You will also second-mark essays for other MA options. You will supervise and
mark MA dissertations.
• You may be asked to contribute to the teaching of the Advanced Language
module for MA students, subject to demand.
• You will supervise final-year undergraduate dissertations, and participate
in seminar presentations from other students. You will give timely feedback on
draft chapters, and mark dissertations for Finals.
• You will second-mark essays and exams for other modules
• You will be available to students at least 3 days a week in the department.
• You will attend staff meetings
• You will attend student inductions
• You will update web pages for modules (including Moodle + Talis Aspire
• You will attend Open Days
• You will participate in outreach events with schools or the wider public as
requested by the Head of Department.
• You will offer pastoral support to students as their personal tutor and also
undertake administrative duties, as requested by the Head of Department.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive
list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
PhD or equivalent in the field of Roman history. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Excellent knowledge of Roman history, epigraphy, and material culture. (a),
Essential Criteria 3
Ability to convey material clearly and in an engaging fashion. (d)
Essential Criteria 4
Teaching and lecturing experience at undergraduate level (a), (c), (d)
Essential Criteria 5
Organisational skills (a), (c), (d)
Essential Criteria 6
Collegiality (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 7
Experience of teaching Latin texts to undergraduates (a), (c)
Essential Criteria 8
Experience of giving constructive and detailed feedback on student work (a),
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience of masters-level teaching (a), (c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience of teaching and supporting students from a wide range of
backgrounds (a), (c)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience of using Moodle or other VLE (a), (c)
Desirable Criteria 4
Administrative experience (a), (c)
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teaching. We have a student population of around 200 undergraduates and 35
postgraduates, and 15 permanent academic staff, as well as a number of
postdoctoral research fellows. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive
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