LINGUIST List 32.3037

Tue Sep 28 2021

Jobs: French; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor of French/Applied Linguistics, Sam Houston State University

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 23-Sep-2021
From: April Darby <>
Subject: French; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor of French/Applied Linguistics, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA
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University or Organization: Sam Houston State University
Department: World Languages & Cultures
Job Location: Texas, USA
Job Title: Assistant Professor of French/Applied Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The Department of World Languages & Cultures (WOLC) and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS) invites applications for a dynamic tenure-track faculty member in French/Applied Linguistics at the Assistant Professor rank. Teaching load is 6 courses/year with and includes online and face-to-face teaching of French language courses and of linguistics courses in French or English at elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will participate in the development of the French program and engage in the cultural and academic life of the department. Position start date is August 2022.

Teaching responsibilities are at SHSU’s campus in Huntsville, Texas (70 miles north of Houston), and online. Both WOLC and CHSS are strongly committed to being 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. We welcome applications from those who will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community.

Candidates must have a PhD by August 2022 in French or related field (minimum 18 grad credit hours in French with native or near-native fluency). Preference given to candidates with expertise in French applied linguistics, L2/FL pedagogy, SLA. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application must have a scheduled defense before August 2022 for their application to be considered.

Additional preferences for this position:
- Expertise/documented interest in French for professional purposes (e.g., language teaching, business, criminal justice, healthcare) and/or French for Spanish speakers.
- Prior experience teaching French online
- Prior experience teaching a diverse body of undergraduate students
- Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills

Required Application Materials:
Interested candidates must submit their application documents online at the application link below. Only application packages complete by the deadline of 15 January 2022 will be considered; each package must include all items listed below:
- cover letter addressing job requirements;
- full CV;
- diversity statement demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student populations, faculty, and communities;
- copy of graduate transcripts, including a minimum 18 grad hours in French (unofficial transcripts or copies acceptable);
- statement of teaching philosophy;
- statement of research and goals;
- 3 recent letters of recommendation (preferably at least 1 letter will address candidate’s promise as a teacher).

If you cannot upload letters of recommendation, please indicate you will submit them (e.g., Interfolio, email, etc).

All documents must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered. Finalists may be asked to provide additional documents at later stages of the interview process (e.g., teaching portfolio; official transcripts).

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2022

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Maria Barker
Phone: 1-936-294-1979

Page Updated: 28-Sep-2021