French Instructor

The Department of Romance Studies at Duke University is seeking a qualified instructor in French for a one-year renewable appointment. Qualifications requested for candidates: ABD or PhD in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, or related areas. This is a full-time position (5 courses per year) with competitive salary and benefits. We seek candidates with a demonstrated excellence in teaching at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels of language instruction; experience in curriculum design; a proven ability to work effectively in teams; and a strong interest in working with undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Native or near-native fluency in French and English is required.  Please submit a CV, cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi from courses at two different levels, and a teaching video) via Academic Jobs Online. Applications received by March 19 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled.   


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 


Application Materials Required: 

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application: 

·       Cover Letter 

·       Curriculum Vitae 

·       Statement of Teaching Philosophy 

·       Transcripts 

·       Teaching Evaluations 

·       Teaching Video 

·       Three Reference Letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site


And anything else requested in the position description. 

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