Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies

Continuing Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies

The Department of French and Francophone Studies at Carleton College invites applications for a two-year renewable appointment to begin September 1, 2023, at the rank of full-time continuing Lecturer. Responsibilities include training and supervision of undergraduate Language Assistants (“TAs”) and Tutors, developing the curriculum for the lower-division language courses and TA sessions, and teaching four French language classes annually.

We seek applicants with an engaged, dynamic, and communicative teaching style as well as a strong interest in emerging pedagogical fields in language acquisition. Participation in teaching-related professional activities such as workshops, seminars, and conferences is preferred.

Carleton College has committed to a 10-year Community plan for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, and the Department enthusiastically supports these goals. We especially welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. Carleton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000, located in the historic and thriving town of Northfield, Minnesota. We are within commuting distance of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources. The faculty is passionate about teaching and active in scholarship. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to attracting and retaining students from underserved groups and who will contribute to our vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research.


  • A PhD in French, with specialization in Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or Applied Linguistics recommended
  • Near-native oral and written communication in French and English
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Familiarity with latest teaching technologies


Candidates should apply online by 1 October to https://careers.carleton.edu  and include the following:

  • A cover letter addressing the candidate's teaching interests and experience in work relating to diversity and inclusion 
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy 
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references, at least one of which should include an evaluation of the candidate’s teaching

Semi-finalists will be interviewed via Zoom, and finalists will be invited for a campus interview. For further information, please contact Cathy Yandell, Chair, French and Francophone Studies, cyandell@carleton.edu.

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