The Warburg seeks trained French teacher

Mon 21 September 2020

The Institute seeks a trained French teacher – or teachers - who can teach Renaissance French with a focus on translation at beginning, intermediate and advanced stages for postgraduates. The post-holder may also teach a one-week intensive course of Renaissance French aimed at beginners in January.

Beginning and intermediate French language modules will consist of two-hour weekly seminars and each will run over two terms: nine weeks in Autumn and ten weeks in Spring. Beginner French will cover the fundamentals of modern French grammar and provide a grounding in general vocabulary and the specialised language frequently encountered in Renaissance source materials. Intermediate French will build on students’ already-developed skills in grammar, increasing their vocabularies and familiarity with early modern texts.

Advanced French will consist of one-and-a-half hour seminars over two terms: nine weeks in Autumn and ten weeks in Spring. Seminars build on students’ already-developed skills in grammar, increasing their vocabularies and familiarity with early modern texts.

Each module is self-contained. Except in the first few weeks when abilities are sorted out, students are not expected to move from one level to another over the course of the year. Each module will require one revision session in the summer term.

French modules contribute to the two MA Degrees taught at the Warburg Institute: the MA in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History and the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture. The modules are also open to PhD students as part of the Doctoral Research Training offered at the Warburg Institute. Depending on internal enrolment and uptake, the language modules are open to enrolment from outside the Institute.

This year, French will be taught online in the first term and very likely in the second term. This is in line with all language and palaeography teaching at the Institute.

Tutors are paid hourly on a pro-rata equivalent of Level 7, point 33 of the University of London’s salary scale: £40,548. Tutors are paid 1.5 hours of preparation for each hour of teaching; the contract includes marking and the setting of exams. (The amounts to 45 hours in Autumn and 50 hours in Spring for Beginners and Intermediate; 33.75 hours in Autumn and 37.5 hours in Spring for Advanced.) This will be a fixed-term contract October 2020 until May 2021

For more information contact

Dr Sara Miglietti (sara.miglietti@sas.ac.uk)

or send a CV and email of interest to warburg@sas.ac.uk.

Please get in touch by: 24 September 2020