Adjunct Faculty, French

Colorado, Denver, USA
Apr 26, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Languages & Literatures is an undergraduate department offering nine modern languages, including majors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and French, minors in those languages plus Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, and electives in Arabic and classical Greek.

The French and Francophone Studies program at the University of Denver pursues the study of the cultures and literatures of the French and Francophone world. French is spoken by millions of people on almost every continent (Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia), as well as several islands in Polynesia and in the Indian Ocean. These countries and territories have produced authors, artists, composers, and filmmakers of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as genders and ethnicities, who work in the medium of the French language. Each of these places has given expression to the unique ethos, values, world view, and traditions of its people. The inclusive mission of our program is to and give voice and presence to the rich diversity, as well as the historical and socio-cultural challenges, of French and Francophone world communities.

Position Summary

The Department of Languages and Literatures seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct hiring pool for part-time teaching assignments in French at the University of Denver.

Adjunct French Faculty members teach 4-credit undergraduate courses, most often at the introductory level. The specific courses involved may vary from quarter to quarter and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs. Some of the Adjunct Faculty's responsibilities include grading and returning assignments and assessments in a timely manner, reporting grades, preparing class materials, holding office hours, providing guidance and support to students, and replying to email communication from students and colleagues. Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4000 per course. Start date: Sept. 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in French, education or linguistics.
  • Proficient fluency in French and English.
  • College teaching experience substantiated by letters of recommendations.
  • Demonstrated experience or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, technologies, principles and practices of foreign language instruction.

Work Schedule

To be coordinated with department chair.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact Ingrid Weyher, Assistant to the Chair, at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. Unedited teaching video clip of an elementary French class (maximum 15 min.), or 2-3 activities or projects that reflect your teaching philosophy.

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

Letters of recommendation and video clip can be emailed or mailed to:

University of Denver, Department of Languages and LiteraturesATTN: Ingrid Weyher, Assistant to the Chair2100 East Asbury, Sturm Hall 391FDenver, CO 80208-0931

Applicants will be required to complete an I-9 form verifying their legal right to work in the U.S. Sponsorship will not be available for this position.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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