Exceptional opportunities for outstanding humanities academics

If you are as ambitious to succeed on the world stage as we are, join us and make a difference

The humanities are central to our success at the University of Exeter: our subjects are highly-ranked in UK league tables and the REF, and our College of Humanities is recognised as one of the top 75 in the world by the Times Higher Education.

We are committed to building on our already impressive global reputation by making a significant investment in key new academic staff across Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, English, History, and Modern Languages.

The roles

Seven permanent positions are available starting from 1 September 2016.

For application closing dates please see individual job descriptions.

The College of Humanities

  • 3rd in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research for Archaeology
  • 4th in the UK for research power in English
  • 6th in the UK for research power in Classics
  • 8th in the UK for world-leading research in History
  • 100% of Modern Languages research environment at 4* and 3*

The College of Humanities is one of the UK’s leading centres for research and teaching across our diverse range of subjects, reflecting all aspects of human experience, culture and creativity through disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. We conduct research across the disciplines of Archaeology, Art History and Visual Culture, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English, History, Modern Languages, and Theology and Religion. Specialist researchers in these disciplines cover a vast range of expertise and the value of the research grants we currently hold is approaching £17 million.

Our research

Find out more about the College.

Working at the University of Exeter 

Staff at the University of Exeter benefit from living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. With stunning scenery, outstanding quality of life, and world-class research and teaching, the University of Exeter offers unrivalled opportunities for your academic career.

Find out more about life in the South West.

Contact us

We strongly encourage applicants to contact the relevant Head of Discipline to discuss these posts:

Professor Alan Outram, tel. +44 (0) 1392 724398, email: A.K.Outram@exeter.ac.uk

Classics and Ancient History
Professor Daniel Ogden, tel: +44 (0) 1392 724207, email: D.Ogden@ex.ac.uk

English (and Digital Humanities)
Professor Andrew McRae, tel: + 44 (0) 1392 724258, email: A.Mcrae@exeter.ac.uk

Professor Henry French, tel: + 44 (0) 1392 724184, email: H.French@exeter.ac.uk

Modern Languages
Professor Emma Cayley, tel: + 44 (0) 1392 724387, email: E.J.Cayley@exeter.ac.uk