The School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar to the Chair of French. The appointment will be made in the field of modern (post-1789) French Studies. Reflecting the strong multidisciplinary profile of French Studies at Newcastle, we invite applications from specialists in all fields of the discipline. The appointee will make a major contribution to research and learning & teaching in the School, and will provide strategic leadership within French Studies and the School of Modern Languages.
He/she will have an outstanding record in research (including publications, research grant income, and PhD supervision), successful research and academic leadership experience, an established international reputation, and a record of excellence in teaching. This post is part of a substantial investment by the University in Modern Languages and Linguistics which will see appointments to chairs in French, German, and Linguistics in 2017.
The appointee will take up the Chair of French by 01 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Interviews for the post are provisionally scheduled for 24 March 2017, with presentations and informal meetings due to take place on 23 March 2017.
Applicants should apply online by completing the personal data form and attaching a covering letter that addresses the essential criteria for the post, and an up-to-date CV and list of publications.
For further information, please contact Professor Nigel Harkness, Head of School.
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