Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Arts & Humanities / French/ German/ Spanish

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Arts & Humanities / French/ German/ Spanish

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Purpose of Position:

Have you considered the exciting intellectual challenges of teaching high-ability students at Christopher Newport University? The CNU College of Arts and Humanities is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual courses, as needed, in the following areas in Spring 2020 and beyond:

• Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
- Spanish
- French
- German
- Classics

Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of related graduate course work. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Candidates for hire are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL) at Christopher Newport University is composed of a team of 22 scholar-teachers who are committed to undergraduate education and to professional growth. The Department offers instruction in French, German, Spanish, ancient Greek, Latin, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese. Our programs include four majors, four interdisciplinary minors, and MAT degrees in Spanish and ESL. We are also strong supporters of study abroad: MCLL has sponsored numerous short-term study trips and, in conjunction with the Office of Study Abroad, advises students on longer-term language immersion opportunities. In addition to serving our majors and minors, MCLL has the privilege of working with a significant portion of the study body through the second language literacy requirement in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum. They publish on a diverse range of subjects and welcome the opportunity to mentor students on independent research projects. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information:

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2019 freshman class of 1,238 students was selected from 7,200 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1202, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.
Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at

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Application Instructions :

To apply, please submit the following:
1. Cover letter describing qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience
3. Contact information for at least three references

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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EEO Statement :

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