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Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth - School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SMLLC)

Maynooth University Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. Professors will be expected to provide significant intellectual leadership, through a demonstrated commitment to both education and research, and to contribute to the effective leadership and management of the School, the Faculty and the University.

We are seeking an academic with an outstanding record to join our staff as Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The person appointed will have an excellent record of teaching, research, publication, securing national and/or international funding; he/she will also have a very high level of language competence in one or more of the School’s core languages: Chinese, French, German and Spanish. While the appointee will be firmly rooted in his/her own subject/language area and contribute to all aspects of the teaching programme of this subject/language, he/she is expected to provide academic, strategic and scholarly leadership across all subject areas within the School. The area of expertise is open; however, given the ongoing curriculum developments at Maynooth University and the involvement of the SMLLC in the new curriculum, preference will be given to candidates who have an outstanding research profile in one or more of the following areas:

  • French/Francophone/German/Chinese/Spanish/Latin American Literature or Film;
  • Applied Linguistics; Foreign/Second Language Acquisition; Foreign/Second Language Pedagogy;
  • Intercultural Communication/Intercultural Studies/Translation Studies.

The appointee will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching and research profile of the University and Faculty. He/she should have demonstrable experience of leading innovative and interdisciplinary research, of supervising postgraduate and postdoctoral research, of successful application for research grants and of research collaboration on national and international level. Furthermore, the successful candidate will have experience of academic leadership and will be willing to serve as Head of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures for a period of at least five years from the commencement of her/his appointment. He/she will be expected to lead the School academically, to manage its staff and administration, to drive innovation in teaching, research and grant capture, and to oversee the language mission of the School in the University in general, including, for instance, the implementation of the components involving language within the University Strategic Plan 2018-22.

For further details including full comprehensive job description please see the Maynooth University vacancies page at:

Location: Maynooth - Ireland
Salary: €84,637 to €147,412
£75,276.23 to £131,108.38 converted salary* Professor A / Professor B
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th August 2019
Closes: 29th September 2019
Job Ref: 004341
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