Academic Vacancies

Applications are invited for an appointment to a 3-year 50% FTE College Teaching Officer (CTO) position in French Literature, commencing on 1 September 2021. The post is initially for a period of three years, but has the potential to be renewed.

College Teaching Officer (CTO) in French Literature

You will be expected to hold a PhD in an early period of French Studies, with a preference for Medieval Studies, and possess native or near-native language skills in French and English. Duties will include small group and single supervisions at all levels of the Tripos, collaborating with the College team of Fellows in Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, and eventually acting as undergraduate Director of Studies.

Desirable qualifications include an interest in critical theory, expertise in another language offered on the Cambridge tripos, and previous teaching experience in the form of lecturing and small group teaching. A familiarity with university admissions, and ideally with interviewing, would be particularly welcome.

The starting salary will be based on the King’s College scale for fixed-term CTOs, which is scale point 41 within the Grade 7 University of Cambridge salary spine, with annual increments within that spine. For a 50% FTE CTO, this equates to an initial salary of £16,408. It is also usual for CTOs to be associated with a Bye-Fellowship or an Ordinary Fellowship of the College, depending on experience and proposed contribution.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A covering letter explaining why they feel this position is appropriate for them in light of their education, qualifications, teaching and other relevant experience;
  2. A recent curriculum vitae, detailing publications;
  3. The names and contact details of two referees.

Please click here for further detailed information about Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (MMLL) at King’s 

Informal enquiries regarding the post can be directed to Professor Bill Burgwinkle.

Applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Dr Tim Flack by 18th June 2021. Interviews will be held on 25th June 2021, and will most likely be carried out remotely, using Zoom.