The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant on the project ‘Manar Libya. A Digital Cultural Heritage Portal,’ funded by the Oxford University Press John Fell Research Fund.

The project will create a portal for digital cultural heritage resources for Libya and gather both historic and contemporary photographs, building on the existing collection held by the Manar al-Athar Photo-Archive (

Reporting to Dr Ine Jacobs (Principal Investigator) and Dr Miranda Williams (Co-Investigator), you will investigate the design of similar portals to understand optimal user engagement and identify possible future project participants.

Working collaboratively with other team members, you will assist in enriching photograph metadata and contribute to the communication of the hub’s resources to non-academic audiences.

About you

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate archaeology and/or cultural heritage to non-academic collaborators and audiences. You will hold a master’s degree in a relevant discipline and be working toward a doctorate in a relevant discipline, or hold equivalent research experience.

Application Process

For your online application, you will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, using examples of your skills and experience, and the names and contact details of two referees, who may be contacted for references by the selection committee after shortlisting. For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description. Any further enquires may be directed to

For more details and apply, please visit the website of the University of Oxford.