Assistant Instructional Professor in French

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a full-time, two-year renewable, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor position in French. Responsibilities will include teaching seven French language courses per academic year across three quarters according to the needs of the program, and assisting with program administration and coordination.

Required are a Superior level of proficiency in French as defined by ACTFL and Advanced-level (or equivalent) proficiency in English; language proficiency must be demonstrated via certification or in the interview process. Candidates must have completed an MA or equivalent in French or a related field (e.g., French and Francophone Studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation, second-language teaching or acquisition) by the start date of the positions. A PhD or equivalent in French and/or an advanced degree in second language pedagogy/acquisition is desirable. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who have expertise in French as spoken in its global contexts. Candidates must have a minimum of one year of experience teaching French at the college or post-secondary level and should be able to teach multiple levels of French language courses, including advanced. Experience in the development of instructional materials is expected. The ability to teach heritage language courses, sociolinguistics, and/or French language in more specialized contexts is highly desirable. All instructors are expected to engage in regular professional development. This position is on a progressive career trajectory for committed and appropriately credentialed non-tenure-track full-time academic appointees who are responsible primarily for contributing to the University’s teaching mission.  Contingent on satisfactory performance, candidates whose appointment is renewed will be reviewed for progression to Associate Instructional Professor no later than in the sixth year.

This appointment will start on September 1, 2023.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; two cover letters, written in English and French, that address professional and teaching experience, and the candidate’s approach to language pedagogy; a 15-20 minute teaching video of a remote or in-person class (mock-class acceptable) and accompanying lesson plan; a teaching portfolio which includes course evaluations (if available), sample syllabi, and examples of teaching materials; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide further teaching materials.

Application deadline is March 1, 2023. Only completed applications will be considered.

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

For further questions, please contact Callie Manick, Undergraduate Affairs Administrator,

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