Nominations to the REF sub-panel by the Women’s Classical Committee UK


The Women’s Classical Committe UK intends to nominate members to the REF Classics sub-panel.  We ask candidates seeking nomination by the WCC UK to provide answers to the questions below (in brief bullet points) by 30th November 2017, and to send them to the WCC UK’s current co-chair Amy Russell (amy.russell AT durham DOT ac DOT uk). The questions mirror those asked in the HEFCE nomination form, with the addition of question six which is specific to the WCC UK.

We seek candidates who are research users as well as those who are active researchers. Candidates may familiarize themselves with the role and duties of sub-panel members, including the workload and provisional timetable.

We will be making nomination decisions based on the published HEFCE criteria (captured in these questions), with the additional criterion that your nomination should further the WCC UK’s aims (for which see question 6). We will evaluate candidates of all genders according to the same criteria. Forms will be circulated to our Steering Committee and Liaisons for comment, before a final nomination decision is made by a small sub-committee formed from current SC members. A full list of SC members and liaisons can be found on our website. We do not intend to publish the list of those nominated by WCC UK.

Please circulate this call for applications widely, as we welcome nominations or suggestions for nomination from the broadest pool of candidates possible.

Questions for Candidates for Nomination

Please answer the following questions:

1. Do you have previous REF panel experience? Give details.

2. What modern languages are you able to assess in?

3. What are your areas of expertise, including (if applicable) experience in wider use and benefits of research?

4. Provide evidence in support of your nomination (e.g. key achievements and academic appointments; esteem indicators such as editorial posts; experience of research management, commissioning, using or benefitting from research; experience of leading/managing/practising interdisciplinary research; experience of peer review, research quality standards, or of evaluating impact, benefits, or quality of research).

5. Do you wish to be considered for nomination as an interdisciplinary research adviser?

6. How will your appointment to the sub-panel help to advance WCC UK’s published aims? Our aims are:

– Support women* in classics**
– Promote feminist and gender-informed perspectives in classics
– Raise the profile of the study of women in antiquity and classical reception
– Advance equality and diversity in classics

* By ‘women’ we include all those who self-define as women, including (if they wish) those with complex gender identities which include ‘woman’, and those who experience oppression as women.
** By ‘classics’ we understand the study of the ancient Mediterranean world and its reception, including but not limited to scholarship by students and post-holders in academic departments of Classics and Ancient History.

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