Director (Institute of Classical Studies)
London Senate House

Job reference: 001761

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 14/05/2021

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Open ended

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Classical Studies (IClS) - academic

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

Institute of Classical Studies

The Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) was founded in 1953 and provides research support and facilitation for the UK-wide Classics research community. It promotes research into the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and neighbouring lands, ranging from prehistory to Late Antiquity, and encompassing languages and literature, art and archaeology, history and philosophy. The Institute’s remit has always involved both national and international collaboration, and this will remain at the heart of its mission.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity not only to provide leadership and to shape Classical Studies in the UK and beyond, but to play a fundamental role in advocating for the importance of the humanities to society at a critical moment. The new Director joins a dynamic and committed senior team of Directors at the School, implementing a new vision and strategy. Equally, there is great potential to take ICS in new directions, whilst building on its international reputation and world-class library holdings.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and cover letter (by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Friday 14th May 2021. 

If you wish to discuss this role please contact Professor Jo Fox, PVC Research and Dean School of Advanced Study at

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool. ​​​​​​​

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.


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