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Lecturer - Modern French History & Pol

Requisition ID:  24541

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  15-Nov-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Salary: £32,348 to £42,155 per annum


Closing Date: 29 November 2022


The Role


The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a temporary Lecturer in French History and Politics to cover maternity leave, from 1st January 2023-31st August 2023.


The successful candidate for this position will be joining a school with a vibrant teaching and research culture, which is enhanced by our relationships with wide research networks in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.


We welcome applications from specialists in French History and Politics of the 19th and/or 20th centuries. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field and native or near-native fluency in French and English. Principal duties will include the delivery of prepared materials (lectures and seminar groups) on a First Year core module (FRE1006 La France de 1789 à nos jours) and on a Second Year optional module (FRE2009 Paris: Aspects of History and Culture). As module leader, you will also be responsible for assessment and feedback.


We are looking for candidates with an ability to deliver innovative research-led teaching on our undergraduate programmes in French Studies. A contribution to the delivery of language modules in French would be welcome.


For any queries, please contact Guy Austin


Key Accountabilities

  • You will have a PhD in a relevant field
  • You will have research expertise in an area of French History and Politics
  • You will possess the qualities needed to provide excellent teaching and to make a dynamic contribution to the School


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to deliver research-led modules
  • Willingness to develop innovative approaches to the curriculum and to teaching delivery, and to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students
  • Ability to contribute to language teaching in French
  • Ability both to work independently and effectively in a team
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and efficiently
  • Ability to take on administrative and pastoral roles within the School if required



Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students
  • Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team
  • Sensitivity to the views of others



  • Applicants must hold a PhD in a subject area relevant to the post and have research expertise in French History and Politics




The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 24541