New Job in French – Lecturer (Level B) at the University of Sydney

The Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Sydney is seeking to appoint a Lecturer at level B, with expertise preferably in the field of French and Francophone Cultural Studies (cultural, historical or literary studies) or socio-linguistics but other areas relevant to French and Francophone Studies will be considered. 

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • maintain a research profile compatible with the Department’s research programmes through publication and research grant application
  • coordinate and teach language units in the French and Francophone major including at all levels from Beginner to Advanced
  • coordinate and teach culture units at all levels and adapt to Departmental needs with regard to curriculum development
  • participate in teaching collaboration including team-teaching of undergraduate cultural units in the Department and School
  • supervise honours and postgraduate research students in French and Francophone Studies 
  • work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and assume roles in administration and planning in the Department and School
  • coordinate and help promote French and Francophone Studies within the university and to the community.

About you

We are seeking a Lecturer who has:

  • a PhD in French or Francophone Studies
  • native or near native competency in French and English 
  • a strong record of peer-reviewed publications relative to opportunity 
  • demonstrated experience and commitment to innovative teaching and course development in French and Francophone Studies, including language and culture courses
  • experience in designing and teaching French-language modules at different levels with demonstrated success in promoting student retention and achieving high levels of language competency
  • demonstrated ability, relative to opportunity, to develop and maintain an active research program including research grant applications
  • evidence of their capacity to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and to assume roles in administration and planning in the Department and School.
  • excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

Desirable for appointment is your:

  • experience of interdisciplinary teaching and research 
  • experience in developing and implementing innovative teaching including but not limited to digital teaching methodologies
  • experience in research-led teaching
  • ability to undertake collaborative research
  • record of successful honours and research student supervision relative to opportunity
  • demonstrated academic administration skills.


Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the University of Sydney website by 24 April 2022.

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