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University of Edinburgh

Date de publication 09.05.2024

Tutor 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 (35 Hours per Week) Over 10 Months (Annualised Equivalent of 0.83 FTE).

Salary Grade: UE06

Salary: £32,982 - £38,205

Number of Posts: 1

The Department of European Languages and Cultures, part of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic person to teach French language and Francophone culture as part of a large team.

The opportunity:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Tutor in French & Francophone Studies in the Department of European Languages and Cultures (DELC). The successful applicant will be required to teach within the framework of courses in French and Francophone Studies offered within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC).

The post holder will deliver language and culture classes for the French degree programmes. The successful candidate will assist other colleagues in the department in the preparation of pedagogical materials designed to strengthen discussions regarding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as part of broader efforts to question and decolonise our practices and curriculum.

This position is a full-time (35 hours per week), open-ended post available from September 2024. For the months of July and August, working hours will be zero. Annual leave will normally be taken during the months you are scheduled to work. Salary is calculated on an annualised basis and paid in 12 equal monthly instalments per calendar year.

This post is available from 1st September 2024.

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:
  • A degree in a relevant field (at least 2.1 or equivalent).
  • Experience and demonstrable commitment to delivering effective university teaching in French language and Francophone culture.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French, with excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English.
  • Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.

To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community

Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page(opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits

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.

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.

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

If invited for an 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 not open to visa sponsorship.

The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 6 June 2024

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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 Office is located in various buildings closely co-located in George Square. It contains the central administrative and management services for the College, which are led by the College Senior Management Team, consisting of the Vice-Principal/Head of College, the College Registrar, five Deans, the College Accountant, the Head of College HR and the College Chief Information Officer.

The administrative support structure of the College is led by the College Registrar, with Teams covering Academic Affairs; Admissions (Undergraduate, Visiting and Postgraduate); Estates; Finance; Human Resources; Knowledge Exchange, Research; Resources and Web Development.

The College Office hosts the College-wide Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), which is an important framework for interdisciplinary work across the humanities and social sciences.

The College also hosts the Centre for Open Learning (COL) which provides part time and short courses during the day and evenings for a range of members of the local community, from people returning to learning, to professionals seeking to develop their skills. (COL) incorporates the University's Languages for All centre, offering a wide range of language support for our students.

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