Lecturer in Classical Studies and Ancient History
The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau
Auckland, Auckland, NZ
4d ago
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Permanent Lecturer in Classical Studies and Ancient History

Waipapa Taumata Rau The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent University, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes.

With over 6,000 staff and over 40,000 students, the University of Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most significant and complex entities and one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University of Auckland is home to the most comprehensive Arts Faculty in New Zealand. Situated within the Te Kura Tangata The Faculty of Arts, Te Puna Aronui The School of Humanities comprises the disciplines of Art History, Classical Studies and Ancient History, English and Drama, History, Philosophy, Media and Screen, Museums and Cultural Heritages, and Theological and Religious Studies, constitutes the largest concentrated unit of Humanities scholars in the nation.

We wish to recruit a Lecturer in Classical Studies and Ancient History (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the North American system) to contribute to the study of Greece and the ancient world.

The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in ancient Greek language (at all levels) as well as Greek history, literature, art, archaeology or culture, depending on their area of expertise.

To be considered for this position, you will have the following :

A completed PhD in Classical Studies and Ancient History or a related discipline.

Demonstrated achievement in research and a record of successful teaching in a tertiary setting

Ability to work effectively with colleagues and with diverse student learners.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through :

Flexible employment practices

A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday, 22nd May 2022 and include an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

Inquiries about this role should be directed to the Urumatoa o te Kura Head of School, School of Humanities, Professor Malcolm Campbell, at mc.campbell auckland.ac.nz

Please note we do not accept applications via email

Additional Information

Overseas Applicants

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This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage.

To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website .


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.

For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

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ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115.Applications close : Sunday, 22nd May 2022

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