Assistant Professor of French

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Assistant Professor of French

College or Arts and Sciences

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures ( in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an Assistant Professor of French to teach French language courses and serve as Course Coordinator in our elementary French language sequence, managing curriculum, coordinating with instructors, and supervising teaching assistants. The ability to teach intermediate to advanced courses in French film, literature, or culture is a plus. The position is a terminal appointment that is renewable for up to 3 years, with a start date of February 1, 2022. It includes full benefits.



The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand in French Language, Literature, or Cultural Studies; native or near-native fluency in French and English; and a minimum of one year of college-level teaching experience as the instructor of record. Experience with course supervision and/or the supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants is desirable. Experience with directing study abroad programs is welcome.


The core responsibilities of this position (12 credits per semester or equivalent) involve service as the Course Coordinator and Instructor for one course in our introductory sequence, as well as teaching at the intermediate and/or advanced levels as necessary.


Candidates should be committed to high-quality instruction in a collaborative, communicative-based learning environment. They should be able to work with students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds.


Candidates should also have experience with using technology to foster student learning and should be willing to collaborate with colleagues to advance student outcomes. The candidate should be familiar with contemporary language acquisition theories, national and state standards, and intercultural competence.


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware ( is within the College Arts and The French program offers BA and MA degrees, with courses ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, including conversation and composition, phonetics, Business French, translation, film, and theater. We offer study abroad opportunities in Paris and Martinique.


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload the following materials: a letter of application that includes a description of their teaching philosophy; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student or peer course evaluations or reports, teaching prizes, and/or a video sample of teaching); and contact information for three references willing to provide letters of recommendation. At least one of these recommenders must be a person with direct knowledge of the candidate’s effectiveness as a teacher.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Deborah Steinberger, Chair of the Search Committee, at


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at reference Job ID: 496882 .


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the start of their employment at the University of Delaware.

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