Official (Tutorial) Fellowship in French and Associate Professorship or Professorship of French

Magdalen College, Oxford - in association with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

Salary range: £46,336 to £62,219 p.a. (plus £15,000 p.a. taxable and pensionable College housing allowance or free College accommodation, and other benefits). Associate Professors who are awarded the title of full Professor may receive from the University an additional salary payment of £2,700 p.a. (without change to the duties of the post).

Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AU

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, 41 & 47 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JF

Start date: 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Magdalen College, Oxford and the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford propose, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint to an Official (Tutorial) Fellowship in French and an Associate Professorship or Professorship of French. This is a permanent position, subject to successful completion of a review.

Applications are sought from candidates whose areas of research specialisation include Transcultural Literary Studies, with a focus on French, and are not restricted to 20th or 21st century specialists. Transcultural Literary Studies are to be understood within the Oxford Sub-Faculty of French’s long historical view, so that inter-cultural encounters can be defined as colonial as well as post-colonial, immigrant as well as emigrant. Our methodological perspective is deliberately broad with respect to cultural materials, theoretical approach, and geographical range throughout the French-speaking world.

Candidates should have native or near-native standard competence in both English and French and they should have received a doctoral degree by the advertised closing date for this position, or, in exceptional circumstances, have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by this date.

The successful candidate will have the ability to provide excellent tutorial teaching, classes, and lectures, and will be required to engage in scholarly research and publication; to teach the texts for the first-year French literature papers, a broad range of either early modern or modern French literature for second- and final-year students, and language work; and to oversee the work of the College lectrice/lecteur and any lecturers in French associated with the College. Candidates should show evidence of the potential to attract external funding for research, and evidence of experience at, or potential for, participating effectively in the other work required by the College and Faculty, including administration.

Applications, containing a completed application cover sheet (including the names and addresses of three referees), a detailed covering letter (which should set out information about the candidate’s research and the subjects which the candidate could offer to teach for the College and for the Faculty), a full curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and two samples of written work, should be sent by email to Miss Liz Howdill (Academic Administrator, Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU), email liz.howdill@magd.ox.ac.uk (tel. (+44) 0 1865 276113; fax (+44) 0 1865 276094), to arrive by noon GMT on 12 December 2017. Candidates should ask their referees to send references directly to the Academic Administrator by this deadline without further prompting. Further particulars and an application cover sheet are located on the College website at: www.magd.ox.ac.uk/job-vacancies. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 29 January 2018.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Magdalen College and the University of Oxford are Equal Opportunities Employers.

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