The Institute of Classical Studies’ Advisory Council has vacancies for members representing the following categories of researchers:

•     Representatives from UK Universities outside of London (4 vacancies; three-year term)

•     Representatives from national libraries and/or museums (1 vacancy; three-year term)

•     Postgraduate student representatives (2 vacancies; two-year term)

•     Early Career Researchers (1 vacancy; two-year term)

We are seeking new members to take up these positions from May 2024. If you are interested in one of these roles, we would very much welcome your expression of interest.

The ICS Advisory Council is chaired by Professor Catherine Steel (Glasgow) and meets twice a year, typically in late October/early November and in May, the autumn meeting taking place online and the May meeting being held in person at Senate House. The Advisory Council's role is to advise the Director, Professor Katherine Harloe, on the Institute’s aims and objectives both nationally and internationally and on strategic and operational plans for future development. It provides advice on developments within the subject area and implications and opportunities that may arise for collaboration and for research promotion and facilitation, and on  how to improve impact, research and teaching and interdisciplinary working. From time to time it also advises the Dean of the School of Advanced Study, through the Chair, on the appointment of the Director of the Institute and assists the School with Institute and other reviews as appropriate.

Advisory Council roles are unremunerated, but travel expenses are paid for attendance at meetings.

Applicants are asked to provide:

•     A brief nomination statement/expression of interest (1-2 paragraphs)

•     A short CV (maximum 2 sides)

These should be sent to the Director ( by 31 January 2024.

By the same date, applicants should also ask colleagues to send statements of support (1-2 paragraphs max) to the Director, as follows:

•     For postgraduate students, a brief statement in support of their nomination from their department

•     For all other candidates, two brief statements in support of their nomination, one from their own institution and one from another institution

Supporting statements should be sent directly to the Institute at the email given above. The Director would also be happy to answer any questions about this role from those who are considering submitting a formal expression of interest.