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LINGUIST List 25.1875

Mon Apr 28 2014

Jobs: French; General Ling; Lang Acq: French Language Coordinator, American University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Apr-2014
From: Lauren Pav <wlcamerican.edu>
Subject: French; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: French Language Coordinator, American University, District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: American University
Department: World Languages and Cultures
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.american.edu/cas/wlc/
Job Rank: French Language Coordinator

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for the position of French Language Coordinator. The French Language Coordinator will oversee a six semester, multi-section French language program that includes Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced French courses. The Coordinator will teach 2 French language classes per semester and will be responsible for selecting textbooks and working with instructors to develop exams, quizzes, and pedagogical materials, as well as for supervising those faculty teaching in the French Language Program and for guaranteeing consistency across sections and smooth articulation between levels of French. The successful candidate will have experience coordinating multi-section French language courses and will be an effective manager. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in French Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, or a related field, although experienced coordinators with an MA can be considered for the position. Expertise in SLA and the ability to leverage technology in classroom-based language instruction is required, as is native or near native fluency in both French and English.

The position is a renewable nine-month non-tenure line appointment beginning fall 2014 at the rank of Professorial Lecturer, if the successful candidate has the PhD in hand. The position will also include a one month summer adjunct appointment with a stipend during the summer prior to the start of the contract.

Please send a letter of application addressed to the Search Committee, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references as PDFs or Word files to Search Committee at the application address or at the application email address below (electronic submissions strongly encouraged). All applications received before May 1 will receive full consideration, although, if necessary, we will continue to review applications received after this date. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Search Committee
Department of World Languages and Cultures
American University
Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8045
Email Address for Applications: wlcamerican.edu
Contact Information:
Lauren Pav
Email: wlcamerican.edu

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