St John’s College is looking to appoint a College Lector in French tenable from 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2018 with the possibility of renewal for a further year, at St John's College, Cambridge
Terms of Appointment
The Lector's main teaching duties are the conduct of oral discussion groups; the development of students' listening comprehension with the help of videos, some advanced essay work with students in higher years on literary, cultural and linguistic topics; some translation classes (which may include classes with students whose main subject is English Literature). The teaching obligation will be nine hours per week for the three "teaching terms" (20 weeks per year).
Candidates should speak fluent English, and should be willing to participate in the social and cultural life of the College. It is expected that candidates will hold or be about to achieve the qualification of Maîtrise or its equivalent, and preference may be given to those who either have or are preparing for the Agrégation.
The term of the appointment is from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. The appointment, which is initially for one year, is normally renewable for a second year. The stipend for the post as at 1 October 2017 will be not less than £15,601 per annum.
Furnished accommodation for single occupancy or occupancy by a couple will be provided free of rent but subject to payment of a service charge to cover the costs of utilities and the provision of furniture. An entertainment allowance of £250 will be provided for the purpose of entertaining students of the College. The Lector will be provided with 90 free meals per quarter. The cost of three return journeys between Cambridge and the Lector’s home base will also be paid up to the cost of an economy air fare or equivalent and subject to an overall limit of £500 for the year. Assistance may also be available to support research and attendance at relevant academic conferences up to an annual limit of £1,750. The Lector is entitled to payment for any agreed teaching done in excess of the teaching duties of nine hours per week. Lectors are normally allowed to use libraries in Cambridge for their own studies and to attend lectures in their field of interest.
Further particulars and details of how to apply can be obtained from: Emily Blackman, HR Assistant, St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP, England (or email email@example.com).
The closing date for applications is Monday 13 March 2017 at 12 noon and interviews are expected to be held in April 2017.