[Job Vacancy] Lecturer (French) (Culture and Translation)

Manchester Metropolitan University – Languages, Information & Communications

Location: Manchester
Salary: £35,845 to £41,526 Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th May 2021
Closes: 24th May 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-3513

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

About you:

We are seeking a Lecturer in French (Permanent, Full time) to teach French Studies (Contemporary Francophone Culture and Translation), which is tenable from August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post holder will teach on undergraduate programmes including the single honours undergraduate French Studies, French in major, joint and minor honours.  Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field and demonstrable teaching experience in French language, Translation and contemporary Francophone culture (film, politics, society, etc) at university level. The post holder’s research may focus on any aspect of Contemporary Francophone Culture and / or Translation Studies. The successful applicant will need to be fluent in French (equivalent to native speaker level), as well as having an excellent command of English.

While we fully intend to provide in-person teaching for all our units (‘modules’) in the 2021-2022 academic year, the wider situation may require blended or, at times, online teaching only. The design of our curricula, in block format, and the design of the existing high quality, and research/industry informed materials have been organised to allow the rapid move from in-person, to blended or even online-only teaching as the situation requires. The successful candidate will be provided with full support and training on our sector leading software facilitating the successful creation and communication of teaching materials for use in-person or online as necessary. High quality materials for the delivery of the French Culture and Translation units already exist, though we anticipate the keen, research-active and successful candidate may want to alter and enhance these for an even greater student experience.

You will be a passionate team player, keen to involve yourself in the professional life and development of the vibrant Modern Languages and Cultures subject area and the wider department of Languages, Information and Communications. We pride ourselves on our buddying and mentoring programmes as component parts of our wider commitment to staff development and individual success. An integral part of the Modern Languages and Cultures team, you will participate in and contribute to the narrative of our growth, development and ongoing success through team meetings, curriculum contributions and developments based on your own research interests and teaching excellence; and the creation and publication of 3* or higher research, and bidding activity (all of which we support through a comprehensive mentoring programme)

To apply, please submit a CV and Cover letter via out application portal

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.