Instructor of French
Posting Number F319P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20426
Working Title Instructor of French
Department World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.
The University of Arkansas is committed to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.
The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures promotes J. William Fulbright's legacy of international understanding and global academic exchange. Through the Center for World Languages, courses in 13 languages and participation in many interdisciplinary programs across campus, faculty members empower students to become proficient communicators and acquire a working knowledge of cultures and literatures around the world.
Department Home Page http://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/world-languages/
Job Type Faculty
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Kimpel Hall
Summary of Job Duties
The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arkansas seeks applications for a full-time instructor in French. This position is for a nine-month contract renewable on a year-to-year basis, contingent upon performance, needs, and available funding.
This non-tenure-track position will lead classroom instruction, provide curriculum material, construct syllabi, create and give exams, test, and provide other scholastic achievement guidance. The Instructor of French will teach classes in French language, culture, and literature across a range of levels. This position will participate actively in curriculum development and extra-curricular activities in the French section and in allied programs, and may also have course coordination or supervisory duties.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
- Master's degree in French conferred by the start of employment
- Near-native proficiency in both French and English
- Evidence of quality teaching across a range of levels
- Proven record of promoting student success and retention
- Experience in course coordination
- Experience in technology-based instruction
- Experience in film and film technology
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
- Repetitive motion
The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
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Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date
Recruitment Contact Information
University of Arkansas Human Resources
All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Completed applications received by May 29, 2017 will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial/official transcripts. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.
Finalists will be selected for a round of Skype interviews.
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
- Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.
- Proof of Veterans Status