Stipendiary Lecturership in French Language – closing date 10 June

St Catherine’s College and Wadham College propose to appoint an eleven-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in French Language, with effect from 1 October 2024. The Lecturership will be for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal.

The Lecturer will be expected to teach eleven clock hours a week averaged over the three terms (twenty-four weeks) of the academic teaching year. In addition, as a member of the team of French tutors, the post-holder will be expected to play a full role in the running of French in the two colleges, including participating in the admissions process if required, setting and marking College examinations, and taking a role in the pastoral care of undergraduates.

Precise duties will vary between the two colleges, but the post-holder will be expected to teach French grammar to first-year students, guide second- and fourth-year students in the writing of essays in French on current affairs and broad cultural subjects, lead French conversation classes for all year groups in preparation for oral examinations, and teach translation into French to all year groups. Classes are normally made up of between four and eight undergraduate students in their first, second or final (fourth) years of study. More information about the courses is available on the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages website. Informal enquiries about the teaching requirements may be made to Dr Jessica Goodman at St Catherine’s (email: and Dr Emily McLaughlin at Wadham (email:

The annual stipend for three terms is currently £27,946 and is pensionable. The Lecturer will be a member of each college’s Senior Common Room. At St Catherine’s they will be entitled, free of charge, to three lunches and two dinners per week during term-time and during the admissions exercise in December, and one lunch and one dinner per week outside term-time. At Wadham College they will be entitled to five lunches or dinners per week without charge, when the College kitchens are open. Teaching/seminar rooms are available for booking within the two colleges.

More details can be found in the Further Particulars

Applications should be sent, in a single file, by email to the Personnel Advisor (Email: to arrive not later than noon on Monday, 10 June 2024. Applications must include: a completed Application Cover Form (attached at the end of the further particulars); a letter of application including a statement of prior teaching experience; a full curriculum vitae; and the names of two academic referees. A recruitment monitoring form should also be submitted. Candidates should supply each of their referees with a copy of the further particulars and ask them to write directly to the Personnel Advisor, by email if possible, by the same closing date.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday, 10 June 2024.