Lecturer in French Studies

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Languages and Linguistics
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

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 contribute to overall teaching and research excellence within the French Program, with a particular focus on the decentring of traditional notions of French Studies and an engagement with postcolonial Francophone cultures and identities in France and around the world. The appointee will be active in teaching and coordinating French language and culture subjects at all levels, supervising Honours and graduate research, and assuming leadership and service roles in the School of Languages and Linguistics. The Lecturer will also undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, apply for competitive external research funding, and foster engagement links with external networks and partners.

Responsibilities include:

  • Full subject coordination and delivery in French Studies including: development of new and ongoing review of subject material at all levels; marking and assessment; team teaching and supervision of sessional tutors; student consultation; and other administrative tasks associated with the subjects taught
  • Preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials and seminars as appropriate and in line with Faculty of Arts minimum thresholds for quality of teaching
  • Publications arising from scholarship and research in high-quality refereed academic journals, books and/or edited volumes
  • Preparation of applications for external competitive research funding

About You

You will be a committed and engaging educator who has excellence in teaching and subject delivery of the French language and culture at university level, at either undergraduate or graduate levels. You will also have a record of high-quality research and publications in Global French Studies.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in French Studies or a related discipline
  • Native or near-native competence in French and English
  • Capacity to attract research grants and capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research

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.

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

Benefits of Working with Us

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

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • 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, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right 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

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description: PD - Lecturer in French Studies - August 2022.docx 

Applications close: Wednesday 7 September 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time