Assistant Professor of French, Tenure Track

Assistant Professor of French, Tenure Track


Position Number: F00141
Salary for Announcement: The salary range for this position is $49,000 – $62,000 at Assistant Professor level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training. The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.
Employee Category: Faculty-CAT I
Department: Modern Languages

Position Summary:
The Department of Modern Languages (MDL) at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position in French, beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will become a full-time, tenure-track member of the MDL faculty teaching 24 credit hours per academic year; building and developing their own research, scholarship, and creative activities; mentoring undergraduate research; serving the department and university; and providing academic advising to students. Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Department of Modern Languages are committed to active and strategic initiatives in our work toward educational equity and promoting a culture of access and inclusion for our students, staff, and faculty. We recognize that differences can be visible or invisible. We seek to sustain an inclusive community where all individuals at MSU Denver are respected, feel a sense of belonging, and are provided proper resources and skillsets to be successful. Student success is not limited to our languages and cultures-focused curriculum, but also to the broader development of engaged citizens and valued contributors to the discipline, the community, and society. MSU Denver is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located in downtown Denver. Our student population consists of 57% first-generation undergraduate students and 48% students of color. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in French. Their academic load will consist of 24 credit hours per year, or the equivalent. Specifically, they will deliver a full range of lower-division and upper-division courses, including linguistics-based courses and courses on French literature, culture, and history. This includes day and evening classes, as well as face-to-face, hybrid and/or online classes, as needed. They will also assist with the coordination of multi-section courses, including those with General Studies designations.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a regular agenda of research, adhering to the departmental guidelines on conference attendance, presentations, and publications for each level of review. The successful candidate will also actively contribute to shared governance at the institution, adhering to the departmental guidelines on service required for each level of review.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience teaching and working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Required Qualifications:



  • Native or near-native fluency in French and English
  • Ph.D. in French or related field conferred prior to the start of appointment (August 2022)


Preferred Qualifications:




  • Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes, including delivery of General Studies courses in the field
  • Experience in proficiency-based instruction; capability in effective instructional technologies and teaching strategies; knowledge of national proficiency standards; interest in curriculum development including French for professional purposes; commitment to developing courses using Open Educational Resources.


Posting Date: 11/11/2021
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Complete applications received by Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm MST will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled. All applicants must submit an application and the documents outlined below through our online system,

IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. Unofficial Transcripts of highest degree conferred. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
5. Other Document (optional). Please submit any additional materials you would like the committee to consider.
6. References. Prepare a list of three professional references and their contact information.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021. Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status.

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