Lecturer in French

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies (https://languages.charlotte.edu/) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks a Lecturer in French. This is a three-year, full-time, renewable, non-tenure-track position to begin August 2022. It includes full benefits.


Required qualifications include: MA in French; native or near-native proficiency in French; excellent skills in spoken and written English; evidence of successful teaching at the college/university level; ability to teach courses in French language, as well as Francophone literature, culture and civilization at all undergraduate levels; knowledge of classroom technology; strong commitment to working with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds; interest in supervising extra-curricular activities with students. Desired qualifications include: a Ph.D. in French; experience with course supervision and/or the supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants.


Duties will include teaching four courses per semester, at all levels: serving as Course Coordinator for our elementary French language sequence; advising; and service activities, including the supervision of MA fellows and/or part-time faculty. The Department offers a BA in French, a Certificate in Translation (French to English), and a minor in Francophone Studies.


As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 34 undergraduate degrees, 56 undergraduate minors, 24 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 17 undergraduate certificates, 19 graduate certificates, 23 graduate early-entry programs, and 23 honors programs, the College is connected to the world and its concerns and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live (#20 on the 2021-22 list by U.S. News and World Report).


Diversity Statement: Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.


Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/. Please include the following documents with your electronic submission: cover letter, current and complete CV, teaching statement, a copy of the graduate transcript, and the names and contact information for three references. For questions, please contact Dr. Michèle Bissière, Chair, at mhbissie@uncc.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.


As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained; the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

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