Adjunct Faculty, French

Job description

The Department of Languages & Literatures is an undergraduate department offering nine modern foreign languages, including majors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, minors in those languages plus Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, with electives in Arabic and classical Greek. The French and Francophone Studies program at the University of Denver pursues the study of the cultures and literatures of the French and Francophone world. French is spoken by millions of people on almost every continent (Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia), as well as several islands in Polynesia and in the Indian Ocean. These countries and territories have produced authors, artists, composers, and filmmakers of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as genders and ethnicities, who work in the medium of the French language. Each of these places has given expression to the unique ethos, values, world view, and traditions of its people. The inclusive mission of our program is to explore and give voice and presence to the rich diversity, as well as the historical and socio-cultural challenges, of French and Francophone world communities.

Position Summary

The Department of Languages and Literatures seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct hiring pool for part-time, non-benefitted teaching assignments in French at the University of Denver.

Adjunct French Faculty members teach 4-credit undergraduate courses, most often at the introductory level. The specific courses involved may vary from quarter to quarter and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs. Some of the Adjunct Faculty's responsibilities include teaching courses, grading and returning assignments and assessments in a timely manner, reporting grades, preparing class materials, holding office hours, providing guidance and support to students, attending periodic required meetings, and replying to email communication from students and colleagues.

Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4000 per course.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Adjuncts are expected to fulfill all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including:

  • Conducting all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way
  • Thorough, accurate and prompt correction of assignments, providing appropriate constructive feedback
  • Attending periodic required meetings
  • Participation in the University FOLA assessment process as outlined by the Language Program Coordinator
  • Providing guidance and support to students
  • Reporting student grades and attendance
  • Holding regular weekly office hours on campus for students
  • Replying to email communication from students and colleagues promptly
  • Maintaining accurate and complete student records
  • Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Language Program Coordinator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior proficiency level in French and English
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, technologies, principles and practices of foreign language instruction
  • Expertise and experience with ACTFL Standards-based teaching and assessment
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and an ability to learn additional applications as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in French, education or linguistics or a related field
  • Experience teaching at the college level (substantiated by letters of recommendation)
  • Demonstrated experience or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
For best consideration, please submit your materials by Monday June 25, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter addressing your commitment to Inclusive Excellence(IE) in the classroom. To read more about DU's commitment to IE, please follow this link:
  2. C.V.
  3. Two letters of reference (please email directly )
  4. Teaching Philosophy statement
  5. One of the following:
    1. A link to an unedited teaching video clip of an elementary French class (maximum 15 min.) Please do not submit video files. The link to your video should be inserted into a document (Word or PDF) and uploaded together with your application documents.

- OR -

  1. Three sample assignments that you have self- developed, complete with student learning outcomes.

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

For non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in applying and who will need immigration sponsorship for this position, please contact

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 800050
Posted: 6/11/2018
Application Due: 8/10/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable