Full-time, permanent, research and teaching post in French and Francophone studies at UCL. Applications are welcomed from specialists in any period and with a wide range of approaches.
Full-time, permanent, research and teaching post in French and Francophone studies at UCL. Applications are welcomed from specialists in any period and with a wide range of approaches. Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Prof. Jane Gilbert direct for informal discussion.
SELCS-CMII is a world-leading centre for teaching, research and public engagement, focusing on the literature, linguistic traditions, history, sociology, philosophy, art, film and other aspects of the cultures associated with the languages we teach (Danish, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Old Norse, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish). Our taught programmes are innovative, challenging and interdisciplinary; academic colleagues and students engage with many urgent concerns facing the world today by understanding Europe’s languages, cultures and histories and their global impact. Alongside programmes based in modern languages or comparative literature, SELCS-CMII is home to UCL’s graduate programmes in Comparative Literature; Translation Studies (CenTraS); Film Studies; Gender, Society and Representation; Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies; Health Humanities; European Studies; and Early Modern Studies. These attract large cohorts of Masters students every year, as well as a thriving community of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Staff are actively involved in interdisciplinary teaching and research within SELCS-CMII and UCL more widely, including the Institute of Education and UCL East, and in collaborations with various institutions in London (including the London Arts and Humanities Doctoral Partnership, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK) and internationally.
About the role
The post-holder will be encouraged to develop individual research interests and will contribute to our research profile through publications. They will lead or participate in collaborative research projects and public engagement. They will participate in departmental activities and events and contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The post holder will contribute to teaching and to curriculum review and development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to be determined in consultation with the Head of the School of European Languages, Culture and Society and the Director of French Studies. They will also contribute to the running of the department and UCL. The post-holder will be required to set, mark and assess work completed for the modules they teach, and to assist in the examination of related and other modules at the discretion of the Head of School and Director of French Studies. They will be required to hold regular tutorial hours.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate subject area. They will have experience of teaching at a higher educational institution or at an equivalent level and proven track record of research publications. It is essential to have research and teaching interests in any area of French and/or Francophone Studies as well as experience of teaching undergraduate or postgraduate courses in French and/or Francophone Studies. The successful candidate should be able to teach French and/or Francophone Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level, they would need to be fluent in oral and written French and English. An ability to supervise academic work by undergraduate and graduate students and to be committed to the pastoral care of students, including international students is also essential. A detailed list of the person specification for this role, can be find in the Job description.