Department of World Languages & Culture - Temporary Faculty Position

Jul 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vacancy Announcement
Temporary Faculty Position Starting August 2018
Department of World Languages & Cultures Job #7024

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of World Languages & Cultures invites applications to our temporary faculty pool in the area of French and Francophone Studies. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2018 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2019 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation, budget and programmatic need. Dependent upon qualifications, course load may be up to 12 units (0.80 timebase).

Instructional assignments may include: French language courses levels I-VI as well as upper division French and Francophone Studies Program courses. Our temporary faculty pool listing of courses can be found at

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefits plans can be found at:

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned BA/BS or equivalent, and successful teaching experience and academic or professional work related to French language and Francophone cultures is required. Preferred qualifications include: an earned MA or PhD or equivalent; teaching experience at the university level; native or near-native French-speaker with recent experience living in a French-speaking country; ability to teach in French & English; demonstrated teaching excellence in French and Francophone African literatures and cultures and beginning and advanced French language courses; and experience teaching elementary Arabic I and II.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit: programs/immigration/faculty.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

ROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Humboldt State University is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, HSU is one of the premier, public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at:

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
  • Completed Form 580: Application for Lecturer Appointment;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Application for Academic Employment:
  • Supplemental Application for Academic Employment:;
  • List of courses taught relevant to this position, if any;
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.
  • Optional: relevant evaluative materials, professional letters of recommendation, and relevant

    Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF document, in the order listed above, to:
    [email protected]

    Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:

    Dr. Joseph Dieme, French & Francophone Studies Program
    Director Department of World Languages and Cultures
    Humboldt State University
    One Harpst Street
    Arcata, California 95521-8299
    Phone (707) 826-3154
    Email: [email protected]

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Courses and assignments are open until filled.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or [email protected].