The Department of Global Cultures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse—a department committed to high-impact pedagogical practices, diversity, equity, and global competency— is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in French at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2023.
Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in French and English and will have completed or be near completion a Ph.D. in French or a closely related field. The degree must be earned by the personnel review held in the spring of the first year. Successful applicants must have demonstrated teaching excellence with undergraduate students and maintain an active research agenda.
We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with expertise in French for specific objectives to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses that strengthen our existing French for professional purposes curriculum. The ability to develop and teach courses in other areas of expertise is open to the French-speaking world outside of Francophone Africa, with possible subfields in cultural studies, women and gender studies, or critical race studies.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in French at all levels of the program including courses that are shared through the UW System’s Collaborative Language Program. Successful candidates will have substantial expertise in the use of multimedia and instructional technologies for virtual and hybrid instruction. The ability to contribute courses in English to university-wide initiatives such as UW La Crosse First Year Seminar program and the General Education curriculum is desirable.
We seek a colleague with a strong commitment and dedication to active recruitment of students on and off campus through dual enrollment opportunities with area high schools. The successful candidate will be expected to develop internship/service-learning and international education opportunities for students in the French program and involve students in undergraduate research.
All faculty in Global Cultures and Languages at UW-La Crosse teach 12 credits (3-4 courses) per semester. In addition, faculty at UW La Crosse advise undergraduate students, participate in assessment and service activities at departmental, college, and university levels and maintain a progressing research trajectory.
Applicants must provide a cover letter that addresses their teaching philosophy, a CV, and a list of 4 references with contact information. The first review of applications will begin on November 23, 2022. Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position, for any requests for accommodations, and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/16309 or contact Dr. Omar Granados, Chair of Global Cultures and Languages or Dr. Anna Keefe, Director of the French Program at UW La Crosse.