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Sent: 21 February 2011 15:54

University of Oxford

Faculty of Philosophy & Faculty of Classics


Grade 7, 29,099 - 30,870 per annum

Fixed-term for two years from 1 October 2011


A fixed-term research and teaching appointment in the area of Ancient Scientific Method is available for two years from 1 October 2011 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 


The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme aims to find some of the ablest and most promising academics, at a stage at which they have completed their doctorates and are starting out on a second theme of research, and to provide them with the skills for an academic career.


Eligible candidates must hold a masters degree and either have completed a PhD or, for candidates in national education systems where the PhD does not apply, be a candidate for the appropriate doctoral examination; be at an early stage of an academic career, and if holding a doctorate have completed it within the past four years (from 1 October 2011), excluding justified career breaks; be aspiring to a substantive academic appointment and have career development needs which could reasonably be met by the scheme. Candidates who already hold a permanent academic appointment will not be considered.


The successful candidate must demonstrate historical and philosophical expertise in one or more of the following fields of ancient Greek and/or Roman Science (‘ancient’ covers the period from earliest times to c.1000 AD): Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Biology and Zoology, Medicine, Physiology, together with outstanding promise in their field; a good knowledge of Greek and Latin; an informed interest in the full range of academic duties and in progressing to an academic post, whether at Oxford or elsewhere; and a commitment to their own professional development.


Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the Faculty websites ( and


The deadline for receipt of applications and references is 12noon on 23 March 2011. 


The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer. 




Felicity Shields (Mrs)

Assistant Administrator

Faculty of Philosophy


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