Closing date 23rd June 2014
Lecturer in French,
University of Durham.
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures seeks to appoint a fixed-term, full-time Lecturer in French. The appointment is for three years, tenable from 1 October 2014. The ideal candidate is able to make an outstanding contribution to research and teaching in the field of medieval and early modern French studies. The School, comprising Departments of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese and Russian, and the Centre for Foreign Language Study, is one of the most successful Schools of Modern Languages in the UK. It has a strong and vibrant research culture, bringing staff and postgraduates from its constituent departments together in interdisciplinary discussions and collaboration through four research groups, focusing on Culture and Difference; Visual and Performance Studies; Literature, History and Theory; Translation, Linguistics and Pedagogy.
The School is a leading partner in the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), the Centre for Humanities Innovation, the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, and the Centre for Medical Humanities, and plays an important role in the University’s prestigious Institute of Advanced Study, which promotes world-class research across the Faculties.
Expertise in the School covers periods from the Middle Ages to the present and a wide range ofcultural and linguistic fields, with visual culture and translation enjoying strong growth in recent years. These interests feed into specialised MA programmes in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Translation Studies, and Culture and Difference.
Further details can be found on the School’s webpages.
Apply online here.