Lecturer in French, Department of World Languages and Literatures

CUNY College of Staten Island
Staten Island, New York
Jan 17, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer in French, Department of World Languages and Literatures
Job ID: 18082
Location: College of Staten Island
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the College of Staten Island of The City University of New York invites applications for a full-time lecturer in French position beginning in August 2018. The successful candidate will be a career educator who will teach all levels of French language, develop French language and culture curriculum, coordinate multi-section language courses, and will take a leading role in recruitment, advisement, program development, the French Program’s extracurricular events and community building. Desired areas of expertise include French for Heritage Speakers, Second Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics.

Full-time lecturers are expected to perform the following duties: 
-Fulfill teaching and administrative duties equivalent to 27 hours per academic year
-Coordinate multi-section language courses
-Serve on relevant departmental and college-wide committees
-Participate in faculty development opportunities
-Advise students


The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a City University of New York (CUNY) senior College organized around two academic divisions and three schools, with over 14,000 students. CSI offers a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and clinical doctoral degrees, and in collaboration with The CUNY Graduate Center, numerous PhD degrees. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engage in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, lead students through transformational learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area.
A Ph.D. degree in French is preferred at time of appointment. Candidates with a Master’s degree in French with a minimum of five years of teaching experience at the college level will also be considered. Candidates should demonstrate native/near-native fluency in English and French, established competence in foreign language pedagogy as well as knowledge of current SLA research, including computer-assisted instruction. The candidate should be able to demonstrate concrete experience in innovative and effective teaching from beginning to advanced language classes that also emphasize Francophone culture. The successful candidate will assume a leading role in maintaining a strong French language curriculum and program. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to performing department and college service. Responsibilities include teaching French at all levels, advising and recruiting students to the program, and developing curriculum for heritage speakers. Current students of French at CSI are a majority women and almost 75% minority, many of them heritage speakers from Haiti, West Africa and the Maghreb. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience working with students of these backgrounds. 

The College of Staten Island is committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Experience working with heritage speakers of French is highly desirable, as well as experience coordinating and developing multi-section language courses.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Salary commensurate with experience. 

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

To apply, please go to www.cuny.edu; select "Employment", then "Job postings on line", find Job ID #18082   , and select "Apply Now". Create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  

Applicants should submit as a single PDF attachment the following: 
o    Letter of application
o    CV 
o    One page statement on language pedagogy
o    A sample syllabus for a fourth- or fifth-semester French conversation and/or composition course
o    An academic writing sample in French

If you have difficulty with uploading multiple documents to the web site, or if you have any questions, please send them to [email protected] . Please note that even if you must send your application PDF to the previously referenced email address, you must still create a log on at www.cuny.edu ; applicants who do not create an application at www.cuny.edu cannot be considered.

Kindly contact your referees to send at least three letters of recommendation directly to [email protected] .

February 13, 2018

The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices. 

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