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Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in French & Humanities

University of Dundee - Languages

Location: Dundee
Salary: £36,261 to £48,677 Grade 7-8 (Lecturer)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th August 2018
Closes: 23rd September 2018
Job Ref: SHUM0042

Job Details

The School of Humanities expands the understanding of the world's culture and creativity through the critical study of history, literature, film, creative writing, comics and graphic novels, continental philosophy, modern languages, and practice-based archival education. It attracts over 1000 students across these disciplines, working closely with various Schools across the University, and notably Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The School prides itself on its research-driven commitment to promoting the critical understanding of culture and society through interdisciplinary work. This is organised around our research centres, which come under the umbrella of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute (AHRI). The School draws upon the culture within the city of Dundee and has created strong links with the local community through its strong programme of public engagement.

The staff within the School are deeply committed to inspiring students to reach their potential. Be prepared to join a proactive team seeking to transform student lives so that they can then go on to transform and influence others within society.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in French and Humanities commencing in 2019.

You will be involved in developing, teaching and assessing modules in Applied French and Culture, including at Honours level, as well as contributing to and supporting the Languages programme and School’s priorities in research and scholarship. You should have a relevant degree in French or equivalent, and significant teaching experience in French at Higher Education level. You will be expected to teach at various levels and in varied contexts including UG/PG, Lifelong Learning, Distance Learning and European Studies.

You should have excellent spoken and written communication in both French and English. A completed or in-progress PhD is expected.

You should also have an established research profile, with identifiable outcomes and achievements, and the ability to contribute to the upcoming Research Excellence Framework.


We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including Life Sciences and Design, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

Further Information

For further information about this position please contact Carmen Garcia Del Rio ( or Aliki Varvogli (


The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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