Visiting French Resident and Instructor

Located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, MD, Goucher College is reimagining liberal arts education through its commitment to social justice, study abroad, academic excellence, and global citizenship. Among the 40 Colleges that Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs, we encourage innovation both inside and outside the classroom, and we offer a rich and rewarding experience both for students and for faculty and staff.

Goucher College’s Center for the Study of Modern Language, Literature, and Cultures invites applications for a visiting resident instructor to begin Fall 2018 for a two-year position (with a possible third year).  The ideal candidate will be a native speaker of French from France or another Francophone country, have a Maîtrise (preferably in FLE), experience teaching French as a foreign language, and be able to teach language courses from the beginning level to the intermediate level. A commitment to teaching excellence and teaching experience are required. In addition to compensation (salary and benefits) as a full-time instructor, the successful candidate will receive an apartment on campus.  Position responsibilities include teaching, living on campus, and organizing French activities in the Language House.

Goucher College endeavors to be a model teaching and learning community, where faculty and students are engaged with one another in learning both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to engaged pedagogies that support equity and student success. We encourage candidates who are committed to student-centered teaching and learning who are also engaged scholars eager to contribute to the intellectual life of the college and the future of the liberal arts. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the college’s commitment to diversity and equity.

For full consideration, interested applicants should apply by September 11, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Please submit the following application materials online:

  • CV or resume 
  • Cover letter
  • Statements of scholarly and teaching interests, areas of expertise, and teaching philosophy.

Three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Provost's Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794.  (Alternatively, PDF versions of the recommendations can be emailed to the Provost's Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.