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College Lectureship and Fellow in French


Gonville & Caius College invites applications for a Fellowship and College Lectureship in French.  Applications from persons with expertise in any relevant fields will be considered, but preference may be given to those with expertise in Literature, Visual Culture, Thought and History relating to 16th or 19th century French or contemporary Francophone contexts.  It is expected that the successful candidate will have completed their PhD at the time of application. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduates on topics from the Cambridge undergraduate French course and will be contracted to teach pairs of students for ten hours per teaching week (there are 20 teaching weeks per academic year). Teaching Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, for which sabbatical leave will be made available, and to contribute more generally to the academic community at Caius. Full-time College Teaching Officers are also encouraged to participate in the teaching, examining and research activities of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years and thereafter reappointment to the retiring age. The current annual stipend of a College Lecturer who does not hold a University or other office is on the University Single Pay Spine - points 45 to 53 (currently in the range £36,914 to £46,718). This salary is pensionable under the University Superannuation Scheme. There is a £3,330 (indexed) residents’ reduction in salary for Fellows occupying residential college accommodation. The successful candidate may be required to undertake Direction of Studies of Modern & Medieval Languages and/or History and Modern Languages students. The additional stipend in respect of the Directorship of Studies is dependent on student numbers with a ‘retainer’ value of £270 per subject and a ‘capitation’ value of £184. The successful candidate may also wish at some point to serve as a College Tutor, providing pastoral support for students in a range of subjects. The additional stipend for this is currently £8,787. 

Further particulars for the position are available here


The College

Gonville and Caius College is one of the largest colleges in the University of Cambridge. It is an educational charity and its mission is to provide a place of education, religion, learning and research, in conjunction with the University that is recognised internationally as being of the highest standard. The College is an academic community comprising some 530 undergraduate students, 250 graduate students, and 110 Fellows (lecturers, professors and other senior academic researchers and teachers) and almost 200 staff. It plays a significant role throughout the University.             


Written applications, including a full CV, application form and covering letter should be emailed or returned for the attention of the Senior Tutor to the Human Resources Department; Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TA by 22 December 2019. Candidates are also asked to arrange for three supporting references to be sent to the same address, and by the same date.

A person specification for the position is available here.

Please complete an application form and Equal Opportunities form with your submission.

Long-listed candidates will be asked to provide one article/chapter of not more than 15,000 words in the week beginning Monday 13 January 2020 to arrive by Friday 17 January. It is expected that short-listed candidates will be notified in the week beginning Monday 27 January with presentations and interviews to be held on the morning and afternoon of Friday 14 February 2020. It is intended that the person appointed will take up the lectureship from 1 October 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

All information provided will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the College’s Data Protection Policy.

Gonville and Caius College is an equal opportunities employer.