Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in French Studies

Sydney, Australia
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Seeking for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in French Studies
  • Opportunity to work with leading academics
  • Full-time, continuing

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

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The Role

The Department of International Studies is seeking a suitably qualified academic who has a strong research and teaching record in the area of French and Francophone Studies. The appointee will contribute to a discipline with a strong collaborative culture. The appointee will lecture and coordinate a number of units in French language and culture and may be required to contribute to other interdisciplinary undergraduate and/or postgraduate units offered in the Department.

In addition, the appointee will actively seek funding for, and make a contribution to, the research activities of the Department of International Studies (including interdisciplinary research as appropriate) and undertake administrative duties as directed.

Available opportunities are for a Lecturer or a Senior Lecturer, depending on experience and track record.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please submit your application online, including a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position (not more than 2 pages) and your resume.

Essential Criteria:

  • Native speaker competency of French and English;
  • PhD in a relevant field of French and Francophone Studies;
  • Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship, as evidenced by high-quality refereed publications and success in attracting research funding, with a focus on contemporary French studies;
  • Demonstrated capacity to build collaborative research partnerships at national and international level;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students, including as primary supervisor;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching and convening units in French language studies at undergraduate level including the ability to independently develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Experience with or strong interest in online delivery and associated learning technologies for both blended and distance learning;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching French studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level including research-integrated approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Ability to contribute in a leadership role to a collegial environment that fosters and supports the work of others;
  • Record of contributing, or capacity to actively contribute to Department or Faculty committees or strategic projects, including in a leadership role.

Desirable criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship in one of the following areas: French contemporary literature, film, theatre and culture; French culture and society, including in European and global contexts;
  • Experience with aligning teaching and learning outcomes with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Salary Package: Level B from $99,879 to $118,174 p.a. or Level C from $121,953 to $140,256 p.a. plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing position

Enquiries: Associate Professor Ulrike Garde, Head of Department of International Studies at ulrike.garde@mq.edu.au

Applications Close:  Friday 1st December 2017 at 11:55pm.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.