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ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR - Department of Arts, Languages, and Philosophy #00090544

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The Department of Arts, Languages, & Philosophy at Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for a full time, non-tenure-track position in French at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, to begin in the fall 2024. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position, renewable yearly based on enrollments and strong performance reviews, and may be eligible for promotion after meeting certain conditions.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate-level French courses, contribute to strengthening our department's Modern Language program, and fully engage in the life of our diverse, multidisciplinary department. The typical teaching load will be four three-credit courses per semester, usually taught in person, though some courses are occasionally taught online, depending on qualifications and departmental needs. Additional responsibilities of this position will include relevant service activities, e.g., undergraduate advising. Position also entails coordinating the department’s French language program, which includes the following duties: select materials and design course syllabi for French language and culture courses; advise and consult with other faculty on that process for other languages offered by the department; generate interest in French language among current and prospective students to help build and sustain enrollments; represent the French language program at appropriate venues.

It is expected that the successful candidate will achieve a sustained level of recognition by students and peers as an effective educator, as well as develop effective learning materials and implement impactful multimodal teaching methods. Applicants with interest and experience in pedagogy development and/or research are encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in hand by the starting date of appointment
  • Native or near native command of French and English
  • Evidence of successful independent college-level teaching
  • Experience with instructional technology in language teaching
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Evidence of excellence in language teaching
  • Training in language pedagogy and familiarity with proficiency standards and testing
Application Materials

For consideration for this position, candidates should electronically submit the following to the Missouri University of Science and Technology's Human Resource office at .

Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word.
  • A cover letter that includes the candidate’s qualifications for the position, with particular focus on teaching success and experience
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Teaching portfolio, that includes a teaching philosophy statement, representative teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. David Samson at .
Community Information

University Information
Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities with over 100-degree programs in 39 disciplines. It was founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi River. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe, and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks' scenery. Missouri S&T offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with M.S. and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs. With over 7,000 students and 300 faculty, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, yet small enough for individuals to build high visibility and impactful careers.

Established in 2022, The Kummer College serves as a pathbreaking model for social impact, technology transfer, and interdisciplinary collaboration within a future-oriented STEM-focused university. Supported by the Kummer Institute Foundation at Missouri S&T, this unique college integrates key academic, co-curricular, and administrative activities related to technology commercialization, business innovation and entrepreneurship, systems thinking, and economic development. Within The Kummer College lives several departments: Department of Business and Information Technology (BIT), Department of Economics, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), Kummer Student Programs and the Division of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED).

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education is a catalyst of innovation, creativity, and discovery, where students and faculty work side-by-side to create and share knowledge and understanding. From arts and humanities to the natural and social sciences, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education has a program for everyone. The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) is made up of eleven units including Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Arts, Languages and Philosophy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English and Technical Communication, History and Political Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychological Science, and Education. The college is home to over 90 tenured/tenure-track and 44 non-tenure-track faculty members. CASE offers more than 85 different academic options including certificates, minors, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

About Rolla
Rolla, Missouri offers several great advantages that help individuals enjoy a high quality of life. Rolla is an ideal place for families, with its low cost of living, excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and a range of recreational activities suitable for all ages. The Ozark Scenic Riverways and beautiful landscapes offers abundant opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of every lifestyle. With a vibrant and diverse cultural scene, Rolla hosts multiple events, concerts, art exhibitions, and theater performances throughout the year. The university’s Leach Theatre showcases nationally renowned performers for campus and community alike. Overall, living in Rolla offers a high quality of life with a supportive community, affordable living, beautiful natural surroundings, and numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 573-341-4241.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 573-341-7734.

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Job Title ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR - Department of Arts, Languages, and Philosophy #00090544

Job ID 50922

Location Rolla

Department Arts, Languages & Philosophy

Job Family Teaching & Research Faculty

Business Unit Missouri S & T

Posted Date 03/12/2024

Close Date Open Until Filled



Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public research university in Rolla, Missouri. It is a member institution of the University of Missouri System.


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