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Lecturer in French

Job title Lecturer in French

Department Politics, Languages & International Studies

Salary Starting from £36,333, rising to £43,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Placed on Monday 13 March 2023

Closing date Sunday 16 April 2023

Reference CH10412

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The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in French. 

About the role 

You will contribute primarily to the teaching of our French language programme. This will involve the teaching of modules on advanced as well as ab initio French written and spoken language including for students of business. 

Experience of teaching spoken language skills is particularly welcome. You may be asked in future to contribute to other parts of the French undergraduate degree programme. 

You will be expected to participate fully in the life of the Department including engaging in personal tutoring and recruitment activities. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis.

About you 

You will:

  • Have a qualification in teaching French.
  • Be able to demonstrate depth and breadth of understanding of subject matters at a level appropriate to the teaching to be delivered.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ideally have experience of teaching students of French in UK higher education. 

For informal discussions about the role please contact Dr Sandrine Alegre (French Section Coordinator) on or Dr Steve Wharton (Senior Lecturer) on 

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

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