Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of French Requisition 202000081F Rank Visiting Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Position Category Position Type Interim Full Time College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of World Languages and Cultures Open Date 10/21/2020 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Leif French, PhD Title

Department Chair
Department of Foreign Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Box 2147
Huntsville, TX 77341-2147

Contact Phone (936) 294-1441 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in French (specialization open) to begin in the Fall 2021 and lasting through May 2022.

We seek an innovative and dynamic instructor who would be prepared to contribute to the French program. The teaching load is 8 courses annually and consists of teaching French language and culture courses (with online and face-to-face delivery) at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. The successful candidate will also participate in the development of the French program and engage in the cultural and academic life of the department.

Educational Requirements for the Position

PhD in French language, literature, culture, or linguistics, or a related field including a minimum of 18 hours of French coursework at the graduate level. Candidates must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral degree by August 2021.

Experience Required for the Position

Applicants must have demonstrated interest and proven proficiency in teaching using communicative and/or task-based language teaching approaches. Native or near-native fluency in French is required. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience teaching French online. Preference also given to candidates with exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Other Requirements for the Position

Teaching responsibilities are at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston). The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The College welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Special Instructions Summary

Application Materials:

Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript (official to be provided prior to hiring)
Diversity statement
Research statement
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports)
Letters of recommendation

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  5. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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