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French Language Program Director (4-yr. contract, non-tenure-track)

French Language Program Director (4-yr. contract, non-tenure-track)

Hanover, NH
Open Date:
Jan 5, 2023

The Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH invites applications for a full-time, onsite Language Program Director in French at the rank of Senior Lecturer. Initial contract of four years with the possibility of renewal.

The Language Program Director teaches four French language courses per year across three quarters and actively manages the elementary French language course sequence (1, 2, 3, 11). They supervise a team of lecturers and senior lecturers and coordinate undergraduate Teaching Assistants working with language courses. Other duties include organizing annual undergraduate language placement testing, mentoring and collaborating with a graduate student Resident Advisor in French, conferring with Faculty Directors of Dartmouth French study abroad programs, and maintaining a steady flow of communication with the Department Chair. We seek skilled, creative applicants who thrive in a collaborative environment. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a proven interest in program building (e.g., curriculum development, French club, affinity house, etc.) and inclusive pedagogical practices in the classroom and in course content/design.

The Department of French and Italian, and Dartmouth as a whole, are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their letter of application how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Expected start date will be July 1, 2023. This is a benefits-eligible position with a competitive salary.

Please note that we also have a position open for a one-year Lecturer in French.


PhD, or ABD with degree received by the start date, in French or Francophone Studies, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language pedagogy, or a closely related field. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in French (ACTFL “superior” or equivalent), a proven record of teaching language at all levels, and demonstrable experience coordinating/supervising an instructional team

Application Instructions:

Please submit all materials electronically through Interfolio:

  1. Letter of application, including teaching philosophy, program leadership experience, and approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom
  2. CV, including titles and dates of courses previously taught at each level

Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other category protected by applicable law, in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment, or other school administered programs. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

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For additional employment opportunities at Dartmouth College, please visit the Dartmouth Interfolio Job Board, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Human Resources.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a pre-employment background check with results acceptable under Dartmouth policy. Please visit the Office of Human Resources for details.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from vaccination through Dartmouth's Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (IDE). Compliance with the Dartmouth COVID-19 Employee and Appointee Vaccination Policy is a condition of employment and every offer of employment is contingent upon submission of appropriate documentation evidencing either vaccination against COVID-19, or the receipt of an approved exemption. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth, in its sole discretion, delaying employment or rescinding its offer of employment. Visit to review the Policy and for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation.

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