Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Job description

Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of French




Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Position Type:

Interim Full Time


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dept of World Languages and Cultures

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Leif French, PhD


Department Chair
Department of Foreign Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Box 2147
Huntsville, TX 77341-2147

Contact Phone:

(936) 294-1441

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in French (specialization open) to begin in the Fall 2021 and lasting through May 2022.

We seek an innovative and dynamic instructor who would be prepared to contribute to the French program. The teaching load is 8 courses annually and consists of teaching French language and culture courses (with online and face-to-face delivery) at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. The successful candidate will also participate in the development of the French program and engage in the cultural and academic life of the department.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

PhD in French language, literature, culture, or linguistics, or a related field including a minimum of 18 hours of French coursework at the graduate level. Candidates must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral degree by August 2021.

Experience Required for the Position:

Applicants must have demonstrated interest and proven proficiency in teaching using communicative and/or task-based language teaching approaches. Native or near-native fluency in French is required. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience teaching French online. Preference also given to candidates with exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Teaching responsibilities are at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston). 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:

Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript (official to be provided prior to hiring)
Diversity statement
Research statement
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports)
Letters of recommendation

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/7/2021
Application Due: 3/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time