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Departmental Lecturer in 16th Century French

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

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 (with discretionary range to £44,045) p.a., Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th April 2021
Closes: 17th May 2021
Job Ref: 150749

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages in association with Magdalen College

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 (with discretionary range to £44,045) p.a.

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, in conjunction with Magdalen College, invites applications for a fixed-term Departmental Lecturership to cover the teaching and other duties of Professor Raphaële Garrod while she is on Leverhulme-funded research leave for the 12-month period from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

The Departmental Lecturer will contribute to the teaching of French within the sub-Faculty of French, addressing specific lecturing needs in early modern French and in particular, in Renaissance French Literature, language, and culture, by offering 16 hours of lectures and seminars over the course of the year. They may be required to contribute to postgraduate teaching and assessment. The post will involve advanced teaching and independent academic research in French.

The Departmental Lecturer will also be responsible for providing on average 8 hours a week of undergraduate tuition during term time in French language and literature. This includes tutorials (small-group teaching, typically of 2-3 students), literature classes, and language classes to first-, second-, and fourth-year undergraduates. The undergraduate literature teaching involves tutorials and college classes on the set texts for the first-year examinations, tutorials on a range of early modern French topics and authors for the second-years and finalists, and supervising extended or bridge essays. Undergraduate language teaching involves translation into French for all year groups, and some oral classes for the second-years.

The Departmental Lecturer will also be required to take part in examining, interviewing, commenting on students’ work, and providing student support as needed.

Applicants must possess: exceptional fluency in English and French, and the ability to teach it at undergraduate levels within the Oxford course, with a particular view to teaching prose (translation from English to French); ability to teach undergraduate (and graduate) students across a range of topics in French at the highest level in the medium of English, whether through lectures, seminars, or tutorials; a good undergraduate degree in French; a Ph.D. or D.Phil. in French in the field of early modern French, preference may be given to candidates with the demonstrable ability to teach 16thC French. The selection committee will, in exceptional cases, consider applications from those still to complete their doctorate, provided that they will have submitted it by the date of application for the post.

Additional information and details about how to apply are included in the further particulars which are available below. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 17 May 2021.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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