Adjunct Faculty - French

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College of Arts and Sciences

Position: Adjunct Instructor, French and Francophone Studies/World Languages and Cultures                                                                                                                                                                                

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Stetson University seeks an individual who can offer one section of the elementary French language class with a strong communicative and inductive methodology during the fall 2019 semester.


A Ph.D. in French is preferred, but applicants who hold a master’s degree in French, are ABD in French, or have a terminal degree in a related field will be considered.  Teaching experience beyond typical teaching assistant duties in graduate school, while not required, is strongly preferred.


The primary responsibility of this position is to teach one section of elementary French 101. Textbook adopted: Chez Nous, branché sur le monde francophone (media-enhanced 4th edition). The fall 2019 teaching schedule for this position has not yet been determined.

The Department:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures ( consists of ten full-time faculty members with expertise in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Russian.  The Department offers majors with tracks in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Translation; we also offer minors in French, German, Spanish, and Russian. Stetson also offers a major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and a minor in Latin American Studies.  Our faculty members are highly engaged teacher-scholars providing students unique experiences in their language education.

The College of Arts and Sciences:

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts.  With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University.  A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars.  The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing.  Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, allowing students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship.  Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.  All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community.  The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.


The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Elementary Education – Education for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 27,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:  Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:  August 12, 2019


Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest in the position and their qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a representative syllabus, and 4) the candidate’s general availability.  As a part of the hiring process, the candidate should be prepared to provide (when requested) a transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree earned, and names with contact information for three references, at least one of whom has done a recent teaching observation.  Application materials may be submitted electronically to the search committee chair at [email protected] or mailed to the following address:

Dr. Yves-Antoine Clemmen, Chair
World Languages and Cultures
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8423
DeLand, FL 32723

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.




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Posted: 7/12/2019
Application Due: 9/10/2019
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