Professor in French Studies (Grade 10)

Durham University

The role:

Based in one of the UK’s largest and most successful Schools of Modern Languages, you will relish our collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. French Studies in Durham is consistently ranked in the top five of all major national league tables. All of our French Studies staff are actively engaged in innovative research and publication, with expertise ranging from French history, to the arts, philosophy and translation. You will make a pivotal contribution to our culture of outstanding teaching and personal development, across both the graduate and undergraduate communities. As a key member of one or more of our many vibrant research groups, you will benefit from extensive support as you pursue world-class research. This will include opportunities to attend national and international conferences. All of these advantages will deepen your ability to provide truly exceptional teaching which is based, orientated or led by research.

Youll need:

  • A good first-degree, complimented by a PhD in French Studies or a related subject.
  • A track record of producing world-leading research, including a research plan which supports and enhances the activities of the department.
  • A proven ability to lead national or international research groups and networks, and to mentor early career researchers.
  • Experience of contributing significantly to the development of PhD programmes and the recruitment and excellent supervision of PhD students.
  • Ideas to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income and potential to make a far-reaching impact.
  • Experience of leading and delivering high-quality and distinctive teaching in fluent English and French across lectures and in smaller study groups, with HEA status.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Closing date is 18 December 2017 at 12pm midday

Grade 10 Competitive salary based on our professorial Pay Scales (starting at £61,179 and going considerably higher based on experience)

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