Research Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum is seeking a talented individual to contribute to our multifaceted Roman Provincial Coinage Online project.

About the Role

The Roman Provincial Coinage Online project is a leading research project aimed at developing a typology of the provincial coinage of the Roman Empire. The successful candidate will play a pivotal part in facilitating collaboration between the fields of numismatics, epigraphy, and papyrology, making the edited texts and translations accessible to all, and the EpiDoc encoded data available to both the epigraphic and papyrological communities.

You will edit and translate Greek and Latin inscriptions, utilising AI to ensure efficiency. You will encode these inscriptions in XML/EpiDoc format, with AI tools to expedite the process. You will conduct thorough reviews to preserve the quality of epigraphic data, focusing on Greek and Latin linguistics. Additionally, you will lead initiatives to improve the project’s data quality and depth.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for a duration of 1 year.

About You

  • You will possess advanced proficiency in Greek and Latin, with a focus on translation accuracy and grammatical knowledge. Specialised expertise in Greek and Latin epigraphy is essential.
  • You will have a strong understanding of Roman onomastics and history.
  • Experience or willingness to learn XML/EpiDoc encoding is required. You’ll demonstrate an interest in digital humanities and AI technologies.
  • Independent scholarly work, a rigorous work ethic, and meticulous attention to detail are key.
  • Proficiency in English and excellent communication skills are necessary.
  • Flexibility and a commitment to continuous learning in a dynamic research environment are crucial.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days of annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans


Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.

How to Apply

You will be required to upload your CV (up to two pages) and a supporting statement (200 words per each criterion) as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (GMT) on Friday 15 March 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 28 March 2024 or during the week commencing Monday 1 April 2024.