Romance Languages Full-time Lecturer in French

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description: The Department of Romance Languages invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure-track) as Lecturer to teach French language (all levels) and French and Francophone cultures in an undergraduate program committed to dynamic instruction and innovative pedagogy. Start date mid-August 2017. Possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. Position includes a teaching load of 6 courses. Required qualifications: Ph.D in French, ABD considered. Native or near-native linguistic ability in both French and English. Excellent teaching credentials, with at least two yearsa€™ experience teaching languages and culture-based courses at the university level using recent classroom technologies. Demonstrated ability to teach introductory courses in Business French desired; experience or interest in coordinating lower-level language courses also welcome. Submit applications online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1129 Include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a (one-page) statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three recommenders. One of the recommenders must be a teaching supervisor. The University will contact them directly with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage applicants to upload evidence of teaching excellence including 1) recent teaching evaluations, 2) two sample syllabi and 3) a teaching portfolio if available. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Department of Romance Languages is strongly committed to Penna€™s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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