Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in French

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
£28,098 - £36,613
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

St. John’s College, Oxford

Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in French

St. John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in French (without membership of Governing Body), with effect from 1 October 2018. This is a fixed-term career development post intended for candidates who are at an early stage of their academic career who have teaching and research interests in French Literature in any area from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment period. Applications for this post are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. 

The person appointed will teach undergraduates in small groups for up to a maximum of eight hours each week averaged over the three eight-week terms and play a full part in the organization of teaching in French in St. John’s for undergraduates reading for the BA in Modern Languages and various Joint Schools. The Fellow will also be expected to share administrative and pastoral duties, teach French to English translation, participate in year abroad arrangements, in the undergraduate admissions process and in College Open Days and school visits.  No duties are required for the University, and the approval of the College must be sought before any are undertaken.  The fifth and final year of the appointment is a sabbatical year to permit the Fellow to further their research.

Candidates must be able to teach the Early Modern Literature (1530-1800) paper (Paper VII) and the pre-nineteenth century part of the Modern Literature (1715 to the present) paper (Paper VIII) together with appropriate Prescribed Authors. They must also be prepared to teach a significant part of the first year literature syllabus and to teach French to English translation. They must demonstrate an ability to teach effectively, to contribute to the organisation of the degree and some College administration and that they have the interpersonal skills necessary for the pastoral care of students. Course details are provided in the further particulars for the post.
The person appointed will have or will have obtained by 1st October 2018 a doctoral degree in French and will be expected to engage in original research. The annual salary will be on the University’s Grade 6 for Academic Staff (currently £28,098 - £36,613). The Fellow will have rights to lunches and dinners without charge during those weeks of the year when the kitchen is open, the use of an office, and certain College benefits and allowances including teaching and research expenses (currently up to a maximum of £3,000 per year) and a housing allowance (currently £10,000 per year).  
The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Wednesday 11th April. Further particulars for the post, including information about the application procedure, can be found on the College’s website at

St John’s College is an equal opportunity employer.