Assistant Professor of French, College of Arts and Sciences

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job No: 496882
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Full Time

Assistant Professor of French, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures ( in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an Assistant Professor of French to teach French language courses and serve as Course Coordinator in our elementary French language sequence, managing curriculum, coordinating with instructors, and supervising teaching assistants. The ability to teach intermediate to advanced courses in French film, literature, or culture is a plus. The position is a terminal appointment that is renewable for up to 3 years, with a start date of February 1, 2022. It includes full benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand in French Language, Literature, or Cultural Studies; native or near-native fluency in French and English; and a minimum of one year of college-level teaching experience as the instructor of record. Experience with course supervision and/or the supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants is desirable. Experience with directing study abroad programs is welcome.

The core responsibilities of this position (12 credits per semester or equivalent) involve service as the Course Coordinator and Instructor for one course in our introductory sequence, as well as teaching at the intermediate and/or advanced levels as necessary.

Candidates should be committed to high-quality instruction in a collaborative, communicative-based learning environment. They should be able to work with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds.

Candidates should also have experience with using technology to foster student learning and should be willing to collaborate with colleagues to advance student outcomes. The candidate should be familiar with contemporary language acquisition theories, national and state standards, and intercultural competence.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware ( is within the College Arts and The French program offers BA and MA degrees, with courses ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, including conversation and composition, phonetics, Business French, translation, film, and theater. We offer study abroad opportunities in Paris and Martinique.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College's 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities.

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Job Posting: 844455

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 16, 2021