Lecturer of French



School of Liberal Arts; Department of Modern Languages and Cultures



Job Summary:

The Marist College Department of Modern Languages and Cultures seeks candidates for the position of Lecturer of French to begin in Fall 2022.


Minimum Qualifications:

Requirements for the position include an earned doctorate in French or a related field from an accredited university. In particular, we seek faculty with expertise in teaching language, culture, and literature with a strong interest in the literature and culture of the French Caribbean as well as French Africa.  They should be interested in helping develop a French program including recruiting students. The candidate should have proven ability to integrate technology into instruction and be open to a variety of course delivery methods (e.g. online or hybrid).  Candidates with an expertise or interest in service learning pedagogy are especially welcome. Candidates with the ability to teach courses in another language offered by the department such as Italian and Arabic is considered a plus. Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing Marist's commitment to achieving academic excellence and diversity.


This position is part of a cluster hire and we will welcome four new faculty members as part of the Africana Studies and Latinx & Latin American Studies cluster. These new faculty members will join faculty in the departments of English, history, modern languages and cultures, and political science who focus on Africana Studies and Latinx & Latin American Studies. The position is also part of a major college-wide hiring initiative with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.


Essential Functions:

  • Primary responsibilities include undergraduate instruction in language, culture, and literature, as well as directing undergraduate research, recruiting majors/minors and coordinating language teaching curriculum with part time instructors.
  • Other responsibilities include contributing to the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures mission and assessment.
  • Applicants should have an active research agenda and will be responsible for advisement of students and participation in departmental and college-wide service activities.


Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, resume, & contact information for three professional references.


To Apply:



About the Department and School:

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) is housed within the School of Liberal Arts along with departments in English, history, philosophy & religious, and political science. The department offers majors and minors in Spanish, French, and Italian as well as courses in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, German, Russian and Latin at various levels. Students in our Spanish, French, and Italian programs are usually double majors in Teacher Education, Business, Fashion, History, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, and Biomedical Sciences among others. The department works very closely with Marist Abroad to support Marist programs at Florence and Madrid.


About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department's Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about


About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley.  Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service.  For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more: https://www.marist.edu/hudson-river-valley-life.


Equal Employment Statement:        

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.


Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.


Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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