Salary: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a. plus allowances
Start date: 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Oriel College and the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in French and Associate Professorship or Professorship of French. The person appointed will be expected to engage in advanced study and research in French, and to give high-quality tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level.
Applications are sought from applicants working on any aspects of Francophone Post-Colonial Literatures and Cultures in the 20th or 21st Century. Francophone Post-Colonial Studies is without doubt the largest growth area within the discipline of French Studies, which is increasingly recognising itself as being in dialogue with ‘World Literature’ and ‘Global Cultures’, and as encompassing the many Francophone literatures that have grown out of France’s colonial history.
The appointment will be made in association with a tutorial fellowship at Oriel College. The Fellow is expected to take part in the administration and governance of the College by participation in the Governing Body and other committees. The Official Fellow will be entitled to lunch and dinner at the Common Table free of cost. Accommodation may be available in college on a single occupancy basis, alternatively a taxable and pensionable housing allowance (currently £9,098 p.a.) will be paid and an office/teaching room will be provided in College. In addition Fellows’ research costs (including travel and books) may be reclaimed, up to a current maximum of £1,705 p.a. There is a modest entertainment budget. The post carries an entitlement to join, or to remain a member of, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The Fellow will be entitled to apply for sabbatical leave from College duties, without deduction of stipend, at the rate of one term’s leave for every six terms of teaching. Additionally, an allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be payable upon award of the Full Professor title.
The successful candidate should have a research and teaching specialisation in Francophone Post-Colonial Literatures and Cultures. Candidates should have received a doctoral degree by the advertised closing date for this position, or, in exceptional circumstances, have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by this date. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of original, important, and rigorous published research in the field of Francophone Post-Colonial Literatures and Cultures commensurate with the candidate’s career stage. Evidence of excellence, or of the potential for excellence, in undergraduate and graduate teaching is essential. Evidence of the potential to attract external funding for research. Native or near-native standard competence in both English and French, such that the candidate can publish research in both languages; teach tutorials in English; give lectures in either English or French (as she or he chooses); and teach high-level language classes operating between both languages.
The person appointed will be required to engage in advanced research in Francophone Post-Colonial Literatures and Cultures and to give high-quality tutorials, classes, lectures, and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level. In making this appointment, the College and the University share the goal of developing and strengthening the teaching and research capacities and capabilities of both the College and the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, as well as helping to maintain the University more generally as a leading centre for teaching and for research.
For further information and details of how to apply, please read the Further Particulars available at: www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/people/vacancies/academic
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 2 January 2020.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
Oriel College, Oriel Square, Oxford and The University of Oxford, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 and 47 Wellington Square, Oxford are joint employers for this position.