Assistant/Associate/Professor of French (Applied Linguistics)

South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate/Professor of French (Applied Linguistics)

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Job Title:
Assistant/Associate/Professor of French (Applied Linguistics)

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Furman Faculty

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Modern Languages & Literatures

Job Summary:
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor of French, effective August 2021. Located in Greenville, SC, Furman University is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college which aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of people of color and women. Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a proposed major in Africana Studies. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures similarly strives to foster an environment of inclusion in all respects, including in our curriculum, pedagogy, mentoring, and departmental culture.

Job Description:

Ph.D. in French Applied Linguistics or related field preferred by August 1, 2021; ABD considered. Specialty open. We would be especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated research expertise in sociolinguistics and discursive analysis with a focus on the interconnections of race, place, language and identity, particularly in the post-colonial setting. Cross-disciplinary intersections with our existing minor programs in African American and Diaspora Cultures, Poverty Studies, and/or Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies a plus. Native or near-native fluency in French and English and prior teaching experience required. Candidates must demonstrate scholarly potential as well as commitment to and excellence in undergraduate instruction at all levels of French language and linguistics or related field. They must be dedicated mentors, enthusiastic study away directors, and energetic contributors to The Furman Advantage ( The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

Teaching load is five courses per year. Responsibilities include directing study abroad; involvement in co-curricular activities; teaching first-year seminars; offering interdisciplinary courses that contribute to other programs (e.g. linguistics, gender and women's studies, teaching licensure, etc.); pursuing an active research agenda; advising and mentoring; and university service. Competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants must submit materials no later than December 7, 2020, through the Furman University application portal. The review of applications will begin immediately. Preliminary interviews will be conducted remotely via video conference. Please upload all application materials as a single PDF in the following order: letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and writing sample of no more than 20 pages. Candidates must also submit three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses the candidate's teaching abilities) via Interfolio to The diversity statement, not to exceed 300 words, should describe how the candidate's teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to inclusion and equity among its core values.

Inquiries may be directed to William G. Allen, Professor of French and Italian, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613,

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