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Lecturer - French and English

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Competitive compensation package
Posted Date
Mar 1, 2023

Job Details

Department of French and Francophone Studies and Department of English, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Lecturer in French and English



The departments of French and Francophone Studies and of English at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) are accepting applications for a Lecturer position. This is a full-time position, benefits eligible. The position will begin August 16, 2023 and may be renewable.




The Lecturer will teach a regular load of six courses per academic year. Three of those classes will be in the department of French and Francophone Studies and will include literature and culture seminars as well as introductory French language courses, while the other three classes will be in the department of English, primarily in the First Year Writing Program. Courses in the department of French and Francophone Studies will be taught in French, and those in the First Year Writing Program will be taught in English. Other responsibilities for this Lecturer position include holding office hours, advising students, and participating in the intellectual life of the university.




The candidate must have at least a Master’s Degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a related field, along with experience teaching French at the college level. Native or near-native competence in French and English are required. Evidence of commitment to students’ success and recruitment, and of participation in departmental activities is desirable.


For fullest consideration, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by 3/31/2023 at which time review will begin. Please complete the on-line application at 

and upload the following documents: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), a statement of teaching philosophy, and, if available, a summary of teaching evaluations or a teaching portfolio.


Finalists will be interviewed in both French and English and will be asked to supply letters of recommendation and/or teaching videos that directly address their experience with teaching in French and in English at the college level.


Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact Yann Robert ( with any questions.



UIC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.


Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit


The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.



UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

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