King's College London

Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature

Reference: THW/17/059639/001256
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time

King’s College London is looking to appoint a leading scholar with an international reputation and research record to the Koraes Chair of Modern Greek & Byzantine History, Language & Literature. The appointment is to start on 1 September 2018, following the retirement of Professor Roderick Beaton. The chair was established in 1918, and is unusual in covering three academic disciplines (history, language, literature), as well as a chronological span of some 1700 years. The Koraes Professor provides academic leadership to a group of scholars who collectively have been responsible for developing and delivering high-quality teaching and research in the fields designated by the Chair. The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Classics, and will play a leading role in the Faculty’s Centre for Hellenic Studies.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held soon after the closing deadline.

The salary will be paid at Professorial Grade, tba (the minimum professorial salary is £64,979 p.a.), plus £2,923 p.a. London Weighting Allowance.

This post will be based on a full time, indefinite position.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Dominic Rathbone (

Closing date: 09 October 2017

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