Assistant Professor of Practice of French

The Assistant Professor of Practice of French position is a three-year, non-tenure-track appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and institutional need. The course load is 3/3 with a one course reduction per semester for serving as Language Program Director. Responsibilities include coordinating beginning and intermediate level French course, advising students, participating in and/or leading extra-curricular activities, and performing administrative duties. Knowledge of current trends in second language pedagogy and instructional design is preferred. A superior level proficiency in French is required, and an interest in French culture to structure language teaching around intersections with French literature, music, cinema, and the Arts is a plus.  


Qualifications: PhD in French or Applied Linguistics required, awarded by August 15, 2023, native or near-native command of French and English as well as documented success in teaching French language courses at introductory and intermediate levels. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to the growth of the program. 

Application Instructions

Please upload a cover letter and a teaching portfolio containing statement of teaching philosophy, short-term and long-term teaching improvement goals, evaluations covering three most recent academic years, syllabi, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation.  We will begin reviewing applications immediately, however applications will be accepted until December 12, 2022.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. 

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