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Royaume-Uni, EdinburghRoyaume-Uni, Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Date de publication 22.01.2024

Lecturer 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: Open Ended, Full Time 1.0 FTE (35 Hours per Week).

Salary Grade: UE08

Salary: £45,585-£54,395 (a revised salary range for this grade of £48,350 to £59,421 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024).

Number of Posts: 1

The Department of European Languages and Cultures, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, invites applications for a Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies. The lectureship is tenable from September 2024 on an open-ended basis.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague, delivering and convening courses on French and Francophone culture, literature, society, politics and/or history, as well as French language, at all levels of the degree programme, and will develop research-led courses within their field, as well as contributing to team-taught comparative modules offered across the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. The post-holder will be welcomed to contribute to postgraduate taught programmes in areas such as Intermediality. The post-holder will play an active role in the administrative tasks of the Department and School.

The appointee will be a world-class researcher in French and Francophone Studies with a portfolio of publications. They will bring their research expertise in Francophone culture, literature, society, politics, or history to be a core part of our research environment. The post-holder will be expected to collaborate with other colleagues in the School as part of a broader effort to decolonise our curriculum and critical lenses.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant field and show a developing profile of international excellence in research and publications, with a potential for attracting research funding, and a proven ability to supervise postgraduate students.

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 can 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 in a relevant area. Candidates are expected to have a PhD (or equivalent) awarded before submitting an application. The successful candidate will need to have a PhD award (or equivalent) confirmed before a start date can be agreed.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French to degree level, with excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English.
  • Experience of teaching French and Francophone Studies at university level with clear potential to enhance the student experience.
  • A developing profile of international excellence in relevant research and publications.
  • Evidence of ability to supervise student work at all levels.
  • Experience teaching in interdisciplinary fields such as Intermediality would be an advantage.


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 research proposals and teaching statements are welcome, but not mandatory. We will not accept applications via email.

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.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on 3rd April 2024 and will take place in person at 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH.

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.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

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

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a large and diverse part of the University. Led by Vice-Principal Professor Sarah Prescott, it has over 16,000 undergraduates, over 8,400 postgraduate taught students, 1,300 research students and more than 4,000 academic and professional services staff. The College incorporates 11 Schools (Business; Divinity; Economics; Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Sciences; History, Classics and Archaeology; Law; Literature, Languages and Cultures; Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; and Social and Political Science), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Centre for Open Learning. The College is located on multiple sites across Edinburgh, with the majority of Schools and College Offices based close to the central George Square area. The College, which is recognised as one of the world's leading centres for the arts, humanities and social sciences in research and teaching, has been growing and investing strongly in recent years.

The College operates at the highest levels of international quality across a very wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences and submitted 1,130 staff across 20 Units of Assessment in the REF2021. The College achieved a superb result, combining a large-scale, broad and diverse submission with very high quality outcomes: 86% of our submission was assessed as being world-leading or internationally excellent. Of the 20 Units we led or joint led, two came first in the UK for breadth and quality (Sociology, and Anthropology & Development Studies). Thirteen were ranked in the top 5. We are incredibly proud of our research environment score, which achieved a remarkable 100% in the two top categories of world-leading and internationally excellent. This part of the assessment measures the 'vitality and sustainability' of the schools and research centres in which research and impact is supported. This is a wonderful recognition of collegial, supportive and inclusive research culture. Within CAHSS we celebrate the contribution all of our staff made to the REF - not just our researchers, but our technical and professional services, our postgraduate and early career researchers, and our students, all of whom contribute to our flourishing environment.

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