The Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track renewable appointment beginning August 2021. Ideal candidates will have experience and success teaching French language and literature/culture at all levels and the ability to teach German language and culture; expertise in an aspect of pre-1789 France preferred. Ph.D. by time of appointment preferred. Evidence of effective College-level teaching and native or near-native fluency in French and English are required. Teaching load is 6 courses per year. While teaching is the primary responsibility for non-tenure-track renewable faculty at Allegheny, opportunities and support for research and scholarly activity are available. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars in English, advising senior research projects, and in our shared governance structure in service to the campus community.
Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (seeAllegheny College Statement of Community). Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.
Please send the following materials, merged into a single PDF, to Associate Professor of French and Department Chair Briana Lewis at email@example.com: letter of application, CV, a teaching dossier (including teaching philosophy and external evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as evaluations, observations, etc.) that reflects work in both French and German, and diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service). Please also include or send under separate cover three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin Feb. 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community. Allegheny College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
About Allegheny College ~ Department of World Languages & Cultures
Foreign language study is widely recognized as a practical and intellectually stimulating way for students to both broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world and build strong communication skills.
We believe that a strong liberal arts language curriculum should integrate language and culture at all levels. While practical communication and mastery of linguistic structures are essential, the trademark of language learning within the context of the liberal arts is deep reflection on the interdependence of language and culture, reflected in the inherent connections between language and culture of the various countries and regions where each language is spoken.
By engaging with speakers of other languages and by exploring other cultures through a variety of cultural productions, Allegheny students learn to think critically and creatively about language itself and cultural debates in different parts of the world, preparing themselves for careers in the increasingly global marketplace or for graduate studies that build on their work at Allegheny.