French Language Coordinator / Full-time Lectureship

The Department of Romance Studies at Tufts University invites applications for a French Language Coordinator/Full-time Lecturer position to begin September 1, 2022. The French Language Coordinator will teach three courses annually and oversee curriculum and faculty.


• Design and teach French language courses

• Train, supervise, and evaluate instructors of all levels of the French language program

• Coordinate outreach efforts to promote the French program

• Organize co-curricular events and oversee the French House, a dorm-like residence open to all students interested in French language and culture and not limited to majors.

• Coordinate and administer placement exams

• Advise students

• Supervise two course administrators, who work closely with language instructors, amend intermediate syllabi, update shared course materials, supervise the French recitation program, and oversee French foreign exchange student TAs.

Requirements and skills

• Native or near-native fluency in French and English

• Master’s degree required; Ph.D. or equivalent experience preferred.

• Experience in designing and teaching French language courses at the college level in the U.S.

• Evidence of a commitment to designing curricula that address issues of equity and justice with a focus on marginalized communities

• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

• Experience with technology applications for language learning

• Specialized training in second language acquisition, pedagogy, and/or assessment is highly desirable, with original and creative ideas that reflect current methodologies.

• Thorough understanding of current French and Francophone cultural issues

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a CV, and have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly by their authors. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio  at Note that our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates’ materials should address how they will promote these priorities in their professional career.

Questions about the position may be directed to Gari Horton at

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

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