Assistant Professor of French

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 12, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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Assistant Professor of French

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Job Description Summary

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French position to begin in August 2021. Fields of expertise may include the Middle Ages, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, or studies in Francophone literatures and cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, French Polynesia, and/or Canada. This position has a 3-2 teaching load and will include instruction of all levels of French language and upper-level courses such as (but not limited to) French business, literature, culture, and French for the professions.

Required qualifications: Applicants for this position must have a PhD in French in hand by August 16, 2021. (ABDs selected for a preliminary interview must provide evidence of probability of completing degree by time of appointment.)

Native or near-native fluency in French and English is also required. Applicants must also provide evidence of teaching excellence at the college level in addition to a well-developed research plan. Willingness to direct study abroad programs, to contribute to online course development, and to participate in the development of the French program (including extracurricular activities) is expected. Familiarity with current language pedagogy and the ACTFL Guidelines as well as experience in innovative course curricula are highly desirable.

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in French at time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications

Teaching experience at the college level in the US, positive teaching evaluations, familiarity with current language pedagogy, and willingness to use Canvas course management software.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position: Applicants will be required to attach cover letter, curriculum vita, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, teaching evaluations, and name and email addresses of three references.

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research and/or Goals
  5. Student/Teacher/Course Evaluations/Effectiveness
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