Assistant Professor of French
Job Title: Assistant Professor of French
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 223881
Atlanta, GeorgiaDepartment Information The School of Modern Languages (www.modlangs.gatech.edu) emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures, with an innovative and progressive approach to collaboration in global and area studies. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as joint bachelor degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We also offer graduate programs: an M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (jointly with the School of Literature, Media and Communication) and an M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human and social context of engineering, business, science, and technology. Job Summary The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French to begin on August 1, 2021. We are seeking a specialization in (Applied) Linguistics and/or Language for the Professions. This position is full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year)Required Qualifications The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD in French, linguistics (especially oriented toward applied and sociolinguistics), second language acquisition, or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2021; (2) native or near native proficiency in French; (3) an active research and publication agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of French, from introductory to advanced levels (undergraduate and graduate). An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.Preferred Qualifications An ideal candidate for this position will be committed to holistic and experiential content-based language pedagogy and bring expertise in French linguistics and/or language for the professions (business, global development, sustainability, technology, translation, etc). Interest or expertise in one or more of the following areas is recommended: inter- and cross-cultural studies; multilingualism; and digital humanities. The candidate will be eligible for consideration for a leadership opportunity to lead and develop graduate programming as part of the M.S. in Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies and the M.S. in Global Media & Cultures.We seek candidates who bring an ambitious and entrepreneurial scholarly agenda and who have demonstrated experience with innovative curriculum development in French Studies. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly recommended.We seek colleagues with a dynamic research agenda, a commitment to excellence in teaching, collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole and graduate studies in particular, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body. We encourage inter-disciplinary collaborations with colleagues in science, engineering and social sciences. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required. Required Documents to Attach Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, portfolio that includes a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (preferably recently published), and names and contact information for at least three references. Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts from their PhD-granting institution reflecting degree conferral date.Apply Before Date Application are encouraged to apply by March 17, 2021 for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin on March 19, 2021. Virtual semi-finalist interviews are expected to be conducted last week of March 2021, with finalist interviews planned for the month of April 2021.Contact Information Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Chris Ippolito at [email protected].Equal Employment Opportunity Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. 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