Assistant Professor

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

World Languages & Literatures (122800)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2018. The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. The anticipated teaching load is 4 courses (including 1 or 2 graduate courses) per academic year. With some 37,000 students, the University of North Texas is a tier one research institution located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; it offers BA and MA programs in French. Further information regarding the Department can be found by visiting our website (

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Minimum Qualifications:
Native or near-native proficiency in English and French.
PhD in hand by time of appointment in one of the following fields: French, Translation, Applied Linguistics, or a related field.
Specialization in any area of Applied Linguistics: translation, discourse analysis, language learning and teaching from an ecological or sociocultural perspective, corpus linguistics, language policy and planning, linguistic landscape.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching advanced undergraduate French courses. Evidence of an active research agenda. Evidence of a commitment to service (program, department, university, and/or professional organizations).

Area of Specialty:
French (Applied Lingusitics)

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Cover letter:
Since our department is interested in making sure that the new Assistant Professor understands what his/her role will be in the French section, please answer the following questions in your cover letter:
1) Which existing undergraduate and graduate courses seem to be most closely aligned with your area of specialization?
The Undergraduate Catalog and the Graduate Catalog can be found on line:
The link for Course Descriptions is on the left. Note that the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog is the default catalog. In order to select the Graduate Catalog, use the drop-down menu.
2) Which new courses (please indicate at least 2?one undergraduate and one graduate) aligned with your area of specialization would you like to develop and teach?
Videorecording of Teaching:
A decision regarding which candidates to invite for a Skype interview will be made near the end of October. Skype interviews are scheduled to take place between November 6, 2017 and November 10, 2017. Since we will ask only candidates who are selected for Skype interviews to submit a classroom teaching video (approximately 50 minutes) by November 10, 2017, candidates might want to anticipate videorecording approximately 50 minutes of classroom teaching in late October or early November in case a teaching video is requested by the search committee. We will request a videorecording of your most advanced undergraduate course.


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