Teaching Associate in Film and Screen Studies and French [Temporary Cover]

University of Cambridge
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966-£44,263
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Contract Type:fixed term for 12 mo
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Teaching Associate in Film and Screen Studies and French Temporary


The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a temporary full time Teaching Associate in Film and Screen Studies and French. The post is fixed term for 12 months, with a start date of 1 September 2024. The Faculty commits to providing career development support and mentoring for the successful candidate.

The Teaching Associate (TA) will teach, supervise and examine at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At the undergraduate level, the TA would contribute to teaching (lectures and supervision) and undertaking examining in French and European film, and will make significant contributions to two comparative papers: CS6 (European Film) and CS7 (Cinema and the Political). At the postgraduate level (MPhil), the TA will make significant contributions to the delivery of the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies by: teaching on the Core Course in Michaelmas Term; convening and teaching on modules in the Lent Term; supervising essays in both Michaelmas and Lent; supervising dissertations in the Easter Term. The TA will undertake the examination of essays in the Lent and Michaelmas Terms, and the examination of dissertations in the Easter Term. The TA will also contribute to some degree, and when appropriate, to the administration of the activities in Cambridge Film and Screen.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to having a solid formation in French film and film theory, are also able to teach and supervise in one or more of the following areas: queer film and media; digital media and new technologies; gender and sexuality; race and intersectionality; environmental cinema and ecocriticism; comparative European cinema; documentary film and media.

Candidates will have relevant teaching experience, hold a PhD in a relevant field and be able to demonstrate active, collegial engagement in research and administration. A native or near-native command of English is essential, as is a high level of proficiency in French.

Further information about the Faculty is available at https:// www. mmll.cam.ac.uk and information about our MPhil programme can be found at https: // www. film.cam.ac.uk/mphil/.

For your application to be considered please submit:

  • a covering letter
  • a curriculum vitae (that includes a list of publications and the names and addresses of two referees who are familiar with your work)
  • one writing sample (of anywhere between 6,000-10,000 words) References will be collected prior to the interview of short-listed candidates
  • This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

    The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Friday 24 May 2024.

    Candidates are welcome to seek more information beyond the Further Particulars by contacting Professor John David Rhodes at [email protected]. On questions of procedure, please contact the School's HR team on [email protected].

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please quote reference GP40957 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University of Cambridge, in its pursuit of academic excellence, is proactively committed to equality of opportunity and is inclusive in its practice and understanding of the same. The University values diversity and supports and encourages applications from under-represented groups.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    23 April 2024

    Closing date

    24 May 2024

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