Clinical Faculty, French

University of St. Thomas
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a full-time, clinical faculty position in French, beginning in September 2021. This is a non-tenure-track, renewable position.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

Primary duties of the position include teaching a variety of undergraduate courses within the French major and minor fields as well as classes at the beginning and intermediate language levels. Teaching load of eight courses/year.  Innovative approaches to teaching, potential for or demonstrated excellence in teaching and the ability to use technology in support of pedagogy are essential. Secondary expectations include service (e.g., student advising, community engagement, etc.) and some professional engagement.  


Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered (with initial appointment at rank of instructor) Areas of concentration: generalist with the ability to teach courses in French and Francophone literature and civilization and/or French for the professions.

The department actively works to attract, retain, and develop faculty from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community and to offer our students richly varied perspectives.

For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at Review of application materials will begin on April 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a position-specific cover letter for the application, and include the following attachments:

  • CV
  • A written statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample teaching materials
  • Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to Ashley Shams, hiring chair,

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer