LINGUIST List 29.857

Thu Feb 22 2018

Jobs: French; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 21-Feb-2018
From: April Darby <>
Subject: French; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA
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University or Organization: Sam Houston State University
Department: World Languages & Cultures
Job Location: Texas, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of French

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) invites applications for a full-time (3/3 load), tenure-track position in French at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a highly dynamic professor who is eager to help build the existing French program through an innovative vision consisting of curricular development and interdisciplinary collaboration across colleges. The required teaching load is 6 courses annually and consists of teaching French language, literature and culture courses (with online and face-to-face delivery) at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels.

Minimum qualifications: PhD in French or Francophone Studies (in hand by August 2018); preference will be given to candidates with interest in Francophone culture and literature, including but not limited to Sub-Saharan African, North African and Caribbean literatures and cultures broadly defined; preference will also be given to those holding a secondary specialization in language pedagogy; commitment to undergraduate education and to attracting students from traditionally underrepresented populations; demonstrated experience and documented excellence in language teaching at all levels; experience in teaching online courses; documented potential in research and/or scholarly creativity; familiarity with ACTFL standards; expertise in applying new technologies to teaching language and culture; promise for actively participating in the department's Language Learning and Teaching Workshop Series; willingness to contribute to study abroad programs and a thriving French Club. The successful candidate will also have native or near-native fluency in French, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

Teaching responsibilities are both at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), occasionally at The Woodlands Center (40 miles south of Huntsville), and online. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The College welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

To apply, please visit the application link below. Application materials: Job letter, Full CV, Three letters of recommendation, Diversity statement, Research statement, Statement of teaching philosophy, Evidence of teaching excellence (including student perceptions and peer/supervisor observation reports), Copy of Graduate Transcripts

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Leif French

Page Updated: 22-Feb-2018