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College Lectorship in French

St John’s College is looking to appoint a College Lector in French tenable from 1 October 2018 until 30 September 2019 with the possibility of renewal for a further year, at St John's College, Cambridge


Terms of Appointment


The Lector's main teaching duties are the conduct of oral discussion groups; supporting students’ work on grammar and writing; the development of students' listening comprehension with the help of videos and some advanced written response work with students their final year. Rarely, the Lector may work with students whose main subject is English Literature.  The teaching obligation will be nine hours per week for the three "teaching terms" (20 weeks per year). 


Candidates should speak fluent English, and should be willing to participate in the social and cultural life of the College.  It is expected that candidates will hold or be about to achieve the qualification of Maîtrise or its equivalent, and preference may be given to those who either have or are preparing for the Agrégation.




The term of the appointment is from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.  The appointment, which is initially for one year, is normally renewable for a second year.  The stipend for the post as at 1 October 2018 will be not less than £15,941 per annum.


Furnished accommodation for single occupancy or occupancy by a couple will be provided free of rent but subject to payment of a service charge to cover the costs of utilities and the provision of furniture. An entertainment allowance of £250 will be provided for the purpose of entertaining students of the College. The Lector will be provided with 90 free meals per quarter. The cost of three return journeys between Cambridge and the Lector’s home base will also be paid up to the cost of an economy air fare or equivalent and subject to an overall limit of £500 for the year. Assistance may also be available to support research and attendance at relevant academic conferences up to an annual limit of £1,750. The Lector is entitled to payment for any agreed teaching done in excess of the teaching duties of nine hours per week.  Lectors are normally allowed to use libraries in Cambridge for their own studies and to attend lectures in their field of interest.




Further particulars and details of how to apply can be obtained by clicking the links below, by  emailing or by telephone 01223 338794. 


The closing date for applications is Friday 20 July 2018 at 9.00 am and interviews are expected to be held in week commencing 13 August 2018.

01223 338794