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Seymour Reader in Ancient History and Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Ormond College, University of Melbourne not BA-granting

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ancient History and Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC Ancient Philosophy
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Job Ref - 205_11/21
Location Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Start date Early-Mid 2022
Job description

Seymour Reader in Ancient History and Philosophy

Ormond College at the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, is seeking to appoint a stipendiary fellow in classical philosophy known as the Seymour Reader in Ancient History – a post established through a bequest by Percy and Beatrice Seymour for ‘instruction in Ancient History and Philosophy’.

Criteria for appointment

According to the terms of trust ‘The person appointed to the Seymour Readership (‘the Reader’) shall be a person suitably qualified in the ancient Greek and Latin languages and of proven ability to teach ancient Greek and Latin classical literature particularly the writings of Thucydides, Plato and Aristotle’.

The reader will contribute to the teaching at Ormond College and at the University of Melbourne, School of Historical Studies.

For the College, the Reader will teach the equivalent of a one-semester course in ethics and its application today and a weekly tutorial or forum in ancient history and philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who also have a broader interest in moral philosophy or the application of ancient philosophy to today’s ethical issues.

For the University, the Reader will teach two courses in the University’s School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, one of which will be in Greek philosophy, and the other to be negotiated with the School. Capacity to teach Ancient Greek or Latin languages (preferably at the intermediate level) will be viewed favourably. They will also participate in the academic life of the School.

The Reader will also be encouraged to pursue his/her own program of research.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications should address the criteria for appointment. Applications should also include a CV and list of referees. Applications should be addressed to Dr Krista Maglen via the Ormond College Careers Portal. Applications are due by December 31. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in person or via Skype.
Web address to apply https://ormond.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 31, 2021, 11:59pm +10:00
Web address for more information https://ormond.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs....
Contact name Dr Krista Maglen
Contact email
Contact phone +61 (0)3 9344 1170
Time created November 16, 2021, 3:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 31, 2021, 11:59pm +10:00
Expired on January 2, 2022, 12:46am +10:00
Last updated January 1, 2022, 1:46pm UTC
Last update notification
Deadline extended
November 17, 2021, 10:49pm UTC

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