Stetson University seeks a dynamic colleague for a visiting position in French in the Department of World Languages and Cultures beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will be devoted to teaching undergraduate students and will have a demonstrated ability to teach French language courses at all levels.
This position requires a Ph.D. in French Language or a related field and near native fluency in both French and English. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and be willing to teach French courses in language, literature, cinema and culture at all levels. Applicants with an expertise in the Francophone world, Transnational France (with a preferred focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) diaspora) are strongly preferred. Other qualifications of interest include Gender Studies, Cinema Studies and Translation Studies. We are especially interested in and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from under-represented groups.
The teaching load is three undergraduate courses per fall and spring semester. The candidate will also be involved in student organization advising, study abroad advising and promotion, and senior research advising in the candidate’s field of expertise. Qualified candidates are expected to teach French language from the introductory to advanced levels. Involvement with General Education and the co-curricular activities of the Department of World Languages and Cultures is also expected.
For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: www.stetson.edu/provost
The Department of World Languages and Cultures (www.stetson.edu/languages) currently consists of ten full-time faculty members with expertise in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Russian. The Department offers majors with tracks in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies and a new track in Translation Studies, and minors in French, German, Spanish, and Russian. Stetson also offers majors in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and Latin American Studies. Our faculty members are highly engaged teacher-scholars providing students unique experiences in their language education.
The College of Arts and Sciences
Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, allowing students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.
SALARY: Salary is competitive.
STARTING DATE: August 15, 2017
Applicants should send the following materials: 1) cover letter detailing how the applicant’s professional accomplishments and experiences meet the requirements of the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, peer observation letters); 4) two sample syllabi, one for an introductory or intermediate and one for an advanced French class; 5) three reference letters (under separate cover). In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
All information may be submitted electronically to Dr. Yves-Antoine Clemmen at firstname.lastname@example.org. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:
Dr. Yves-Antoine Clemmen, Department Chair
Department of World Languages and Cultures
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8423
DeLand, FL 32723
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
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