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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in French

Requisition ID:  5209

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


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.


Salary: Lecturer: £35,845 - £49,553 per annum

            Senior Lecturer: £51,034 - £59,135 per annum


Closing Date: 29 October 2020


The Role


The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint to the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in French (Teaching and Scholarship).


Priority areas: language teaching and curriculum development; leadership in Learning & Teaching.  This permanent post is offered at one of two levels - Lecturer (Grade F/G) or Senior Lecturer (Grade H). The level of appointment will be determined by the appointee’s ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description.  Candidates for appointment at Senior Lecturer level (Grade H) should clearly demonstrate significant achievement in scholarship, teaching, and leadership in an HE environment.


We welcome applications from outstanding language teaching experts who are able to contribute to the strategic development of learning and teaching within the School, taking account of developments within the discipline(s), changes in the market, and best practice in Learning and Teaching.


You will have native or near-native fluency in French and English, experience of teaching French in a higher education context and an excellent knowledge of language-teaching pedagogy. You must have the ability to deliver innovative teaching on our undergraduate programmes in French and to contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s language curriculum. A contribution to the teaching of Interpreting and/or an expertise in technology-enhanced learning would be welcome.


You will be joining a vibrant School with a strong commitment to innovation in Learning and Teaching, a proven record of collaboration across languages and cognate subject areas, and a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.


 For information enquiries please contact: andrea.wilczynski@newcastle.ac.uk


Key Accountabilities


  • You will possess the experience and qualities needed to provide excellent teaching and to make a dynamic contribution to the School
  • You will be able to take on a leading role in the development of Learning & Teaching across the School


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to design and deliver language modules to a high standard
  • Experience of teaching French in a higher education context
  • Excellent knowledge of language-teaching pedagogy
  • Expertise in Assessment and Feedback and an interest in developing innovative approaches to these areas
  • Capacity to develop innovative approaches to the curriculum and to teaching delivery, and to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students
  • Ability both to work independently and effectively in a team
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and efficiently
  • Ability to take on leadership and/or administrative and pastoral roles within the School


Attributes and Behaviour

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



  • Applicants must hold a degree in a subject area relevant to the post. A teaching qualification and/or a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field is essential.








Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.




Requisition ID: 5209