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Assistant Teaching Professor of French and Italian

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of French and Italian beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.  This position holds an annual service appointment of nine months with an anticipated start date of September 2022 (beginning September 16 and ending June 15). This is a full time, non-tenure track, three-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon instructional needs, performance and funding.

Primary responsibilities include teaching first and second-year French language courses, language-focused third-year courses, in particular French 301, and first-year Italian language courses. Courseload will be 2 courses per quarter for a total of 6 courses per year.

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • help expand the Department’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) through community outreach, recruitment, retention and program building initiatives;
  • contribute to course and curriculum development in the French and Italian language programs;
  • spearhead the development of online courses and curricula;
  • spearhead the integration of innovative teaching and learning technologies into the French and Italian language programs;
  • participate in the training and supervision of graduate student and part-time instructors, including training FIS language instructors in methodologies of second-language acquisition and pedagogy, and eventually assuming a leadership role as Director of Language Programs.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in French and/or Italian or a closely related field by the start of employment;
  • Native or near-native fluency in French and English;
  • Advanced proficiency in Italian;
  • At least 2 years of experience teaching French and Italian at the university or college level;
  • Expertise in second-language acquisition and pedagogy;
  • Expertise with innovative teaching/learning technologies and online teaching.
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