Lecturer in French Studies, MECAF

Melbourne, Australia
29 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Languages and Linguistics
Salary: $107,547 - $127,707 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

The Lecturer in French Studies will coordinate and teach in the undergraduate program of French Studies in the School of Languages and Linguistics, with an emphasis on the advanced core language and culture subjects, and specialised elective subjects. An ability to teach and assess subjects in French is essential.

This position is offered as an ‘Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship’ (MECAF) and in this position staff will be expected to engage in a self-directed research programme which will be developed with the support of the staff’s supervisor and will include appropriate training, career and professional development opportunities and academic supervision.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and seminars
  • Participate in teaching into collaborative subjects within the French and European Studies program and the School of Languages and Linguistics as appropriate
  • Undertake Subject coordination and delivery in French Studies
  • Contribute to development of technology-based teaching, learning and assessment programs and resources
  • Submit applications for research grants and external research income (emphasis on competitive, international and peer-reviewed)

About You

You will possess well-established academic skills and strong academic performance. To be eligible for the Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellowship, applicants must demonstrate the following conditions:

  • less than three years post PhD experience (which may be extended due to career interruption); and
  • not previously held a Continuing academic position with a tertiary education institution. 

Ideally, you will further have:

  • demonstrated specialisation in French and/or Francophone Studies
  • native or near-native competency in French and English
  • demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching French language and culture in both French and English
  • flexibility to teach at all levels from A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and in a range of delivery modes - on-campus, blended, and online
  • demonstrated skills in mentoring and supporting students

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers.

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We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au. We look forward to receiving your application!

Position Description: 0054510_Lecturer in French Studies - MECAF.pdf

Applications close: 14 Dec 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time