Lecturer - French Language Teaching

Canada, North America
Jul 12, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Requisition Title:Lecturer - French Language Teaching - 1401413


The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Lecturer in the field of French Language Teaching. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach a wide range of French language courses, and a demonstrated interest in experiential learning or distance education. The position start date is July 1, 2015.

The successful candidate must have by time of appointment a Ph.D. in French Studies (Literature, Linguistics, or Teaching and Learning) or a directly related field, and an established record of excellence in, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching French as a second language at the university level. Knowledge of new developments and best practices in language teaching, experience in course coordination and development of experiential learning activities would be an asset. The successful candidate will also be required to engage in undergraduate mentorship, to participate in the development of the French undergraduate curriculum, and to help foster a vibrant environment for French programs. Native or near-native proficiency in French and a functional level of English proficiency are required.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a curriculum vitae and a teaching portfolio (i.e., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, description of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files.

Arrangements should be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant's teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent to langstudies.chair@utoronto.ca. Please ensure the candidate's name and "French Lecturer Search" are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed and scanned.

All application materials, including the letters of reference, must be received by the September 22nd, 2014 closing date. Questions about this position may be addressed to joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca

For further information about the UTM Department of Language Studies, please visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language-studies/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Field:Teaching Stream
Faculty / Division:University of Toronto Mississauga
Department:UTM: Language Studies
Job Posting:Jul 11, 2014
Job Closing:Sep 22, 2014