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University of Edinburgh

Date de publication 09.05.2024

Early Career Teaching & Research Fellow in French & Francophone Studies

Job Description

College/School/Department: College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, Department of European Languages & Cultures.

Contract: Fixed Term, Full-Time (35 Hours per Week).

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Salary Grade: UE07

Salary: £39,347 - £46,974

Number of Posts: 1

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in French and Francophone Studies, in the Department of European Languages and Cultures at University of Edinburgh.

The opportunity:

The appointee will be expected to teach French language and Francophone culture and conduct research in a relevant field of French and Francophone Studies. The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in the past eight years (excluding any career breaks) in a relevant field of French and Francophone Studies and show demonstrable success of teaching French language and Francophone culture in a Higher Education context.

They will be expected to contribute to the administration of the subject area, including course organisation, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English. As a career development role, they will also be expected to develop their research profile. The appointee may also be required to supervise Honours dissertations, contribute to the delivery of MSc programmes and support student learning through pastoral meetings.

This job is a fixed-term career development role intended to cover aspects of teaching, research and administration in French and Francophone Studies. The post is available for one year, from 1st September 2024 to 31st August 2025.

We welcome applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Informal inquiries may be directed to [email protected].

Please note that while the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures operates with a hybrid working model, all teaching is delivered in person and on campus.

Your skills and attributes for success:
  • PhD or equivalent awarded in a relevant area in the past 8 years.
  • Experience and demonstrable success in delivering effective university teaching in French language and Francophone culture.
  • Recent record of outstanding research and publication activities in the field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French, with excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English.
  • Potential to design and lead supervisory activities for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Click here for a copy of the full job description. If you already hold a contract of employment with the University of Edinburgh, you should apply for this role via the internal applications portal here.

Please note that we only require a CV/resume and covering letter for your application to be considered in full. Additional materials such as teaching statements are welcome, but not mandatory. We do not require references to be provided at the point of application. These will only be requested if you are shortlisted for the position.

We will not accept applications via email.

If you are submitting application materials in French, please also provide copies that are translated into English. Candidates who do not include English language materials may not have their application considered in full.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted through People & Money. In addition to completing all the basic information, please upload one integrated PDF to the platform that includes:
  • A two-page max. covering letter outlining how your experience satisfies the essential/desirable criteria;
  • A curriculum vitae, no longer than 4 pages.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT+ equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to workwebpages. This post is open to visa sponsorship.

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant.

Key dates to note:

Closing date for applications is 6 June 2024.

Unless otherwise stated the closing date for applications is 23:59 GMT. If you are applying outside the UK the closing time of our adverts automatically adjusts to your browsers local time zone.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

DELC offers research expertise and teaching in a wide range of languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Catalan, with postgraduate supervision available in all, and degree-level study available in all but the last. With over 40 members of full-time research staff, including an expanding number of post-doctoral fellows and experts in Translation Studies and Film Studies, as well as a variety of Foreign Language and Teaching Assistants, the Division offers a vibrant and stimulating environment for study and research, in the literatures and cultures of all the languages it specialises in.

The Division works closely with the consulates and national cultural centres in the capital and is home to a wide number of international research and publication projects, ranging from the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre to the Centre d'études francophones belges.

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