Full-time, fixed-term position for 36 months.
The RACOM research project (full title: ‘Rome and the Coinages of the Mediterranean 200 BCE – 64 CE’) is a five-year European Research Council funded project headed by Professor Kevin Butcher running from September 2019 to August 2024. The project is hosted by the Department of Classics & Ancient History at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Dr Matthew Ponting at the University of Liverpool, UK; and Dr Adrian Hillier at ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK.
The Research Fellow in Hellenistic and Roman Republican Numismatics will work under the supervision of Professor Kevin Butcher on coin circulation patterns, with particular reference to hoard and finds data from the eastern Mediterranean and the interplay between the circulation of Roman and Greek coinages, and to study possible changes to patterns of circulation that may have been engendered by changes to weight standards and/or fineness. The Research Fellow will have access to the compositional data from scientific analyses and will assist the PI in the compilation of metrological data. The position will require regular visits to libraries in Oxford and consultations with other team members and members of the Advisory Panel. In addition, there is a requirement to publish articles on coin circulation and make a contribution to the same subject in a joint-authored project monograph, and to assist the PI in the editing of a volume of papers arising from a project conference.
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).
If you have any enquiries about the position, please contact Professor Kevin Butcher: K.E.T.Butcher@warwick.ac.uk.
Interview date: w/c 18 January 2021.