Assistant Professor of French

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Assistant Professor of French

Department Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:
The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of French beginning Fall 2019. We seek a generalist with broad teaching interests. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on one or more of the following topics: eighteenth, nineteenth or twentieth centuries, critical race studies, women's, gender and sexuality studies, philosophy, and/or cultural history. The selected candidate will collaborate to further develop the curriculum, establish collaborations with programs and departments on campus, and integrate interdisciplinary approaches. French business or French for the professions is also a plus. Advanced training in Second Language Acquisition is desirable, as is significant experience in language teaching and in effectively addressing diversity in curricula and the classroom.

Job Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and native or near-native fluency in both French and English. They must demonstrate an active research agenda, a record of successful teaching, as well as enthusiasm, innovation, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, from basic language to advanced literature and culture courses.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions

We request electronic submission of all application materials through Interfolio beginning September 10, 2018; after establishing an account (, candidates can search for this position in the system or on MLA’s Job Information List. Initial application materials must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copy of transcripts, and one-page statement of teaching philosophy; for full consideration, these materials must be received by October 15, 2018. In addition, go to, look for the Assistant Professor of French faculty position, and complete the application form and submit only your CV through this site. Candidates selected for the second stage will be required to submit complete samples of student-written teaching evaluations, sample of scholarship (please limit to 25 pages), and three recent letters of recommendation by November 7, 2018. Interviews will be conducted at MLA in January 2019.

Questions regarding any stage of the application process should be directed to [email protected].

Inquiries about the position may be made to the chair, Dr. Rebecca Ingram, at [email protected].

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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Job No:
Posted: 8/10/2018
Application Due: 10/1/2018
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