Visiting Lecturer or Open-Rank Teaching Professor of French

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Job description: Responsibilities

The World Languages Center in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks applications for a Visiting Lecturer or open-rank Teaching Professor in French.

Duties include a teaching load of 3 courses in the fall and spring semesters, customized language instruction offerings, and ongoing curricular and pedagogical innovation. Professional development and service are also expected. This is a non-tenure track, renewable position with full benefits, with an expected start date of Fall 2021.

This position will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the World Languages Center's vision of developing students' intercultural communicative competence. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Qualifications: A Master's degree is required, a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, or a related field is preferred. The successful applicant should be well prepared to teach French as a foreign language to students from diverse backgrounds, have experience teaching French in remote and/or online formats, and possess native or near native proficiency in French. A degree in French applied linguistics, second language acquisition, or pedagogy is highly desirable. Additional training in cultural studies or film studies is an asset.


Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see


How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with a teaching statement, a model syllabus, recent sets of student evaluations, and contact information for three references.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address inquiries about the position to Boris Rasting-Sera, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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