Free open Job in North, South & Central America Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in French at University of the West Indies

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess Post-graduate qualification in French Language/French as a Foreign Language (FLE) or relevant discipline, preferably attained in the pursuit of a research degree.

Candidates must also:

  • Be tertiary level educators with ideally five years’ experience teaching non-specialist adult learners
  • Have demonstrated proof of continued scholarly output as evidenced by conference presentations, publications etc. beyond their post-graduate qualification
  • Have high level competency (CEFR C2) in French
  • Be at a B2 level in English for speakers of languages other than English
  • Have a mastery of technology applied to foreign language teaching/learning
  • Be researchers in language education 

The appointee will be required to teach up to 12 hours per week, including on evenings, in the language centre’s non-specialist programme. S/he will be the subject leader in French/Coordinator of the French programme (approximately 250 students; 8-10 tutors), as well as of the German and Portuguese programmes. Candidates with supervisory/administrative experience will therefore enjoy an advantage.

Candidates with a PhD in French Language, French as a Foreign Language (FLE), Applied Linguistics, Applied Languages, or similar qualification suitable for informing the teaching of French language and culture may be considered for appointment at the Lecturer level. 

Professional engagement as reflected by the applicant’s practice/membership in professional and/or scholarly associations etc. will be an asset. 

Special Responsibilities 

  • Subject Group Leader/Coordinator for French, German and Portuguese
  • Teaching French language and culture at any level, from Beginners to Advanced, in the non-specialist programme at the Centre
  • Undertaking related administrative and professional duties and engaging in relevant scholarship 

Personal Attributes 

The Centre places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • Be able to develop and design innovative curricula and integrate technology to enhance learning
  • Be committed professionals
  • Be self-starters, able to work on their own and in a collaborative and cooperative manner as part of a community of language professionals
  • Be student-centred; flexible; willing to take initiative; willing to contribute to the Centre beyond classroom teaching
  • Bring dynamic leadership to the French programme at the Centre
  • Have a sound knowledge of current methodologies, including familiarity with the use of technology in language learning to enhance the teaching quality at the Centre 

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.  

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2020 March 8