Stipendiary Lecturership in French

University of Oxford - St. Catherine's College

St Catherine’s College proposes to appoint a twelve-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in French, with effect from 1 October 2018. The lecturership will be for one year to cover a period of maternity leave.

The lecturer will be expected to teach twelve weighted hours a week averaged over the three terms (twenty-four weeks) of the academic teaching year (the college operates a weighting system whereby hours spent teaching groups larger than one person count for more than one hour). College teaching is in small groups (usually two or three students for literature, and four to seven for language). The postholder will be responsible for teaching a range of papers in French literature and language to undergraduates reading for degrees involving French, and will be responsible for overseeing the academic programmes of those students and for monitoring their progress. The postholder will be expected to teach across a range of papers in the first-year (Prelims) course and in appropriate areas of the Final Honours School course (second- and fourth-year). Core teaching will centre on Final Honours School Paper VII (Topics in the period of literature 1530-1800), the early modern part of Paper VIII (Topics in the period of literature 1715 to the present), and Paper X (Modern Prescribed Authors (i)), as well as language papers at all levels. Course details can be found at, and the syllabus is available at In addition, the postholder will be expected to act as the Director of Studies for French, playing a full role in the running of Modern Languages in the college, including arranging tuition, participating in the admissions process, setting and marking college examinations, and taking a role in the pastoral care of undergraduates. Informal enquiries about the tutorial teaching requirements may be made to Dr Jessica Goodman (email:

The annual stipend for three terms is currently £26,495 and is pensionable. The lecturer will be a member of the Senior Common Room and will be entitled, free of charge, to five lunches and five dinners per week during term-time and during the admissions exercise in December, and two lunches and two dinners per week outside term-time. Teaching/seminar rooms are available for booking within college, and it is possible that a shared teaching room will be available.

Further particulars may be obtained from or, email:

This is a college vacancy and the terms and conditions of this post are available at The University Terms and Conditions shown elsewhere on this site do not apply to this post.

Applications should be sent, in a single file, by email to the Personnel Advisor (email: by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 29 May 2018. Applications must include: An Application Cover Form (available to download with the further particulars); a letter of application including a statement of prior teaching experience; a full curriculum vitae; and the names of two academic referees. A recruitment monitoring form should also be submitted (see further particulars). Candidates should supply each of their referees with a copy of the further particulars and ask them to write directly to the Personnel Advisor, by email if possible, by the same closing date.

Interviews will be held at St Catherine’s on the morning of Tuesday 12 June.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

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