Assistant Professor of French

Salisbury University - Salisbury, MD4.2

30+ days ago

The Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural studies at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of French. This is a full-time tenure-track position expected to begin in August 2019.

Area of Specialization: Modern/contemporary Francophone literatures and cultures of the Caribbean or Africa.

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities:  Generalist in French with: demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching of introductory and intermediate language courses, as well as upper-level courses; ability to utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies to enhance success of diverse learners; skill with the implementation of existing courses and the development of new courses; support of our ongoing study abroad initiatives; and, participation in the activities and services of the department and university. Salisbury University faculty members are expected to demonstrate appropriate levels of teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Teaching load is 3-3.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree or ABD in French and/or Francophone Studies. If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed by the date of hire. Native or near-native fluency required.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching introductory courses in Spanish. Training in cross-cultural studies and visual art/media.

Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications are accepted only via Salisbury University’s online employment application system. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. 

To be considered an applicant, you must submit the following: a) A letter of interest; b) curriculum vitae; c) a statement of teaching philosophy, and d) three (3) blind letters from professional references provided directly by the reference or by an Online Credential Service Provider sent directly to If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Aurélie Van de Wiele at All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application on the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send documents via e-mail.  

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland.  Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland.  Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland.  The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700. 

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Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.