Assistant Professor of French

Job description

Position Title Assistant Professor of French

Requisition 201800018F

Rank Assistant Professor

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary

Competitive salary based on experience and education.

Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track

College College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Dept of World Languages and Cultures


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name Dr. Leif French Title

Leif French, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Professor of Applied Linguistics/French
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2147

Contact Phone 936-294-1447

Contact Email [email protected]


Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) invites applications for a full-time (3/3 load), tenure-track position in French at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a highly dynamic professor who is eager to help build the existing French program through an innovative vision consisting of curricular development and interdisciplinary collaboration across colleges. The required teaching load is 6 courses annually and consists of teaching French language, literature and culture courses (with online and face-to-face delivery) at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels.

Usual duties include teaching, scholarship, and service.

Educational Requirements for the Position

PhD in French or Francophone Studies (in hand by August 2018).

Experience Required for the Position

Minimum qualifications: preference will be given to candidates with interest in Francophone culture and literature, including but not limited to Sub-Saharan African, North African and Caribbean literatures and cultures broadly defined; preference will also be given to those holding a secondary specialization in language pedagogy; commitment to undergraduate education and to attracting students from traditionally underrepresented populations; demonstrated experience and documented excellence in language teaching at all levels; experience in teaching online courses; documented potential in research and/or scholarly creativity; familiarity with ACTFL standards; expertise in applying new technologies to teaching language and culture; promise for actively participating in the department’s Language Learning and Teaching Workshop Series; willingness to contribute to study abroad programs and a thriving French Club.

Other Requirements for the Position

The successful candidate will also have native or near-native fluency in French, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Teaching responsibilities are both at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), occasionally at The Woodlands Center (40 miles south of Huntsville), and online. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The College welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Special Instructions Summary

Application materials:
Job letter
Full CV
Three letters of recommendation
Diversity statement
Research statement
Statement of teaching philosophy
Evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports)
Copy of Graduate Transcripts
Deadline for applications: 03/30/2018




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Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
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