Professor (Scale 2, equiv. to Full Professor) in French

UCC wishes to appoint a highly experienced academic and world-leading researcher to the position of full-time Professor (Scale 2) of French in a flourishing Department of French and School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced academic in the field of French studies with an outstanding record in teaching, scholarship and research. We are looking for a world-leading scholar who can provide academic and research leadership both within the Department and the School, and who will also participate actively in UCC Futures at College and University levels.  Candidates who provide evidence of teaching, scholarly and research excellence in any area of French studies will be considered. The appointed candidate will be expected to foster collaboration in the delivery of our wide range of high-demand undergraduate programmes, spanning Arts, Business and Law. The appointee will also contribute to and further develop our range of successful Masters programmes, including the MA in Translation Studies, the MA in Applied Linguistics and the new MA in Migration, Mobility and Culture. Upon appointment, the Professor of French will in addition be expected actively to support PhD and Postdoctoral programmes within the Department and the School, and to promote and advance the culture of academic innovation for which the Department is known.

In accordance with the University’s strategic objective as a research-led institution, the duties of all academic staff will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the University, the discipline and the community. The academic staff member shall teach and examine, undertake administrative duties and carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the general direction of the Head of the School/College. The appointee will assume the role of Head of Department on appointment. Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process. We encourage all applicants to contact us prior to making an application for the position. Informal enquiries about this post can be made in confidence to: Dr Silvia Ross, Head of School,

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award  in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives .

Appointment may be made on the Professor (Scale 2) salary scale €113,471 – €133,265 (Scale B) or €107,797 - €126,604 (Scale A). Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) Tuesday 13th February 2024

We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process. No late applications will be accepted.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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