We are looking to appoint an outstanding Assistant Professor in French and Translation Studies. We especially welcome applications from candidates with a proven record of addressing cultural and theoretical dimensions of translation across national, state, continental, imperial and colonial borders, in any time period. You will play a full part in School and department activity, with a particular remit to develop and help to deliver degree-level quality provision in translation and transcultural studies, for the School.
You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with a developing international reputation. You will have clear potential for, or demonstrated excellence in, producing world-leading publications in an area relevant to the post. You will have undergraduate teaching experience; and experience of, or the potential to engage in, postgraduate teaching. You will be expected to develop high-quality bids for external research funding, and to demonstrate a commitment to achieving non-academic impact. You will participate as appropriate in the administration of the department or School.
To undertake research, teaching, curriculum development, and administrative and other activities that support and enhance the work, reputation and success of French Studies and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To contribute to the School’s profile as a leading international research centre by pursuing appropriate research of the highest quality.
2. To publish appropriate research outcomes of the highest quality with publishers of international standing.
3. To present research findings and papers at academic conferences, and to support and promote the School’s research ambitions through strong internal and external engagement and visibility.
4. To bid for external funding for appropriate research activities.
1. To undertake teaching at all levels, including for postgraduate taught and research degrees, and including language teaching, within your home department and for the School.
2. To attract, support, and successfully supervise postgraduate students.
3. To support the School’s ongoing review and development of the curriculum at all levels, and especially in the area of translation and transcultural studies.
4. To undertake teaching-related academic tasks (e.g. setting examination papers and essay questions, marking, collecting student feedback through questionnaires, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high-quality teaching.
5. To support, and comply with, University and departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures, through the provision of such information as may be required by the School or the University.
Administration and Other Activities
1. To undertake departmental roles and management functions which may be required by the Head of department or School, including attendance at departmental meetings and participation in other committees and groups within the department, the School, the Faculty, and the University.
2. To engage in continuous professional development, including participation in relevant professional activities.
3. To undertake as appropriate external commitments which enhance the reputation of the department and the School.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are intended not to be an exhaustive list but rather to indicate the main aspects of the post. The post holder will be required to be flexible in undertaking duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
2:1 honours degree or equivalent in French Studies or a cognate discipline.(a)
PhD or equivalent in any area of French Studies or a cognate discipline.(a)
Competency in IT.(a)
Clear potential for, or demonstrated excellence in, producing world-leading publications in an area relevant to the post. (a),(c)
Proven record of achievement in research, with a developing international reputation.(a),(c)
Ability to generate high-quality bids for external research funding and to support funded research projects.(a),(c)
Ability to demonstrate a commitment to achieving non-academic impact.(a),(c)
Specialisation in a relevant area of French Studies.(a),(c),(d)
Ability to support the development and delivery of degree-level quality provision in translation and transcultural studies, for the School.(a),(c),(d)
Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes, including language classes in French Studies.(a),(c),(d)
Ability to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes.(a),(c)
Excellent command, spoken and written, of both English and French, and effective communication and presentation skills.(a),(c),(d)
Good interpersonal skills.(c),(d)
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research and teaching programmes, and to initiate, plan, organise, implement and deliver programmes of work.(a),(c)
Ability to participate in the administration of the department or School.(a),(c)
Engagement in continuous professional development.(a),(c)
Proven experience in Higher Education.(a),(c)
Evidence of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.(a),(c)
Closing Date: 13 Aug 2017
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