Job offer in Ireland Lecturer in Applied French at Dublin City University

Dublin City University ( is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution consistently positioned in the rankings of the world’s top young universities (e.g. QS top 50 Under 50).

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS), within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Dublin City University is a world leader in applied language and translation studies.  DCU is also ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for modern langauges. We are seeking to consolidate and expand our provision in Applied French by recruiting a Lecturer (above bar) from 1 September 2017. Expertise in Computer Assisted Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), and foreign language pedagogy (including curriculum and syllabus design and testing), will be a factor in short-listing and final selection.

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union funding under FP7, Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus. We offer a dynamic and internationally focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS)
SALIS is a multilingual and multicultural School. We currently offer French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as full subjects on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. We have a long-running PhD programme, and staff research specialisms in applied linguistics, translation studies, literary studies, citizenship education and intercultural studies.

The School offers excellent opportunities for research-led teaching, and for colleagues to supervise doctoral research. We particularly value interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary scholarship, and are committed to supporting colleagues in the conduct of high quality research. We have hosted research projects funded by external bodies such as the Irish Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland, and the European Commission.

Skills and Experience:
Applicants for the post must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level and have completed a Doctoral qualification in a relevant area. They must have native or near-native proficiency in French and English. The successful candidate will have an excellent research and publications record. They must have three years relevant experience, appropriate teaching experience and a proven ability to interact with academic and non-academic stakeholders in Applied French studies. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and of providing leadership in developing the teaching and research agenda for Applied French studies within the School.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach French language, including French for International Business, at undergraduate level
  • Ensure that French teaching methodology is informed by new developments in applied linguistics and educational technology
  • Pursue an active research and publication agenda, individually and in collaboration with colleagues
  • Supervise undergraduate, taught MA dissertations and postgraduate research students.

Salary Scales: Lecturer above bar: €51,159 – €79,147*  Lecturer below bar: €38,352 – €52,724*

* Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Lecturer Above Bar or Lecturer Below Bar salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Informal Enquiries to:
Prof Françoise Blin, Head of School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies (SALIS)

E-mail: Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5193

Further Information:
More information on the School may be found at:

Application Procedure:
Application details are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at:

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer