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Assistant Professor (Teaching & Scholarship) in French

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Location: London, Devon House (St Katherines Dock)

Benefits: Generous benefits package including 25 days holiday allowance pro rata (excl. Bank holidays), group life assurance, group income protection, pension schemes and private healthcare (optional)

Start: 1st November 2022

The role

The New College of Humanities at Northeastern wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor in Modern Languages (French). The appointee will take on some course development duties as well as teaching and assessment responsibilities for a beginner and intermediate level French language course.

We wish to appoint a specialist in French to offer modern languages courses for the first time. Preference may be given to candidates with active interests in the relationship of modern languages to one or more of the following areas: software and/or technology and/or AI; employment contexts; education; diversity and inclusion.

Core duties will include:

  • Developing and teaching first-year introductory and intermediate courses on French to visiting students
  • Liaising with faculty at Northeastern to ensure transferability across UK and US courses
  • Providing French-language support when needed
  • Marking, moderating and examining assessments
  • Providing course development and review
  • Enhancing the academic culture of the English Faculty

We particularly encourage applications from those with an interest or expertise in intercultural competence, innovative teaching, learning and assessment; those with experience of supporting a wide variety of students; and those belonging to groups underrepresented in UK higher education. We are open to appointing on a reduced fraction/job-share basis subject to our business needs.


The English Faculty at NCH is a growing Faculty. We deliver courses to major and minor students on the NCH 3-year degree programmes; courses combine the broad historical coverage of traditional English degrees with distinctive features reflecting the liberal arts tradition. At the same time, we deliver a wide range of courses on mobility programmes to visiting students, including the academic writing course First-Year Writing Studio, the interdisciplinary course Cultures of London, the experiential survey course British Drama and the London Stage, and from 2022, languages and linguistics. 

About the College

Founded in 2012, New College of the Humanities has established itself as a prestigious higher education institution based in the heart of London. After becoming part of Northeastern University’s global network in early 2019, the College has undergone a period of rapid growth, having been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in February 2020 and moved to a new, state-of-the-art campus in 2021. NCH continues to grow further expanding its student cohort, courses, network and opportunities.

Additional Information


Informal enquiries may be made to Sam Waterman, [email protected]. However, all applications must be made in accordance with the application process specified.

Application Process

Applications should be made via the ‘Apply’ link above by 20:00 on 5 August 2022. Please reference your application “ENGF238”.

Please ensure that your application includes a CV and dossier (alternatively, an equivalent cover letter) that sets out concisely and in ways relevant to this role: (a) your achievements and challenges in the last 12-months, and in your career to-date, in education; (b) what your priorities would be in performing the advertised role; (c) what your objectives are for your future career; (d) a statement of your approach to education. You may use bullet points if you wish. You can consult our academic job description here.

Participation in the equal opportunities section is encouraged, but voluntary. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and will be judged on merit alone. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. The College may potentially be able to provide sponsorship for this role.

Person Specification Criteria


  • PhD completed, or near completion (all but dissertation), or equivalent professional experience, in a relevant area.

Key Criteria

  • Proven experience of incorporating intercultural competence into pedagogical practice
  • Demonstrates, through evidence, excellent ability as to be adaptable, innovative, and inclusive in the role as advertised with regards to teaching and service
  • Flexibility and capacity to teach across a wide range of courses
  • Ability to develop excellent educational provision in areas with significant appeal to students, including at postgraduate level
  • Willingness and capacity to undertake continuous professional development in relation to the use of technology, software, and data in relation to modern languages, and to teach on these matters.

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