Visiting Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies

The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (LIS) at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in French and Francophone Studies to begin August 2023. This is a one-year appointment with possible renewal for a second year. The teaching load for this position is a 3/3.

We seek a teacher-scholar who has experience teaching undergraduate French language courses at all levels and also experience teaching classes about French and Francophone culture in English. The candidate will be expected to take on a leadership role in the French program and oversee curricular and extracurricular activities.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research demonstrates interdisciplinary engagement with the broader Francosphere. We are looking for candidates with expertise in one or several of the following areas: critical race and ethnicity studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, film and media studies, or post- or de- colonial studies, and/or second language acquisition. Candidates who can support language and culture courses in Arabic are strongly encouraged to apply.

Competitive candidates will have:

a Ph.D. or be ABD in French and/or Francophone Studies, or a related field; and

a strong record of teaching language and culture courses to students from a broad range of majors.

The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students. The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (Languages and Intercultural Studies - Coastal Carolina University) educates students to be global citizens by offering coursework, co-curricular programs, and study abroad opportunities that allow students to acquire proficiency in languages other than English and critical awareness of the cultures associated with these languages. The LIS Department offers a major with two possible concentrations: Hispanic Studies and Multiple Languages. In addition, students can minor in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Spanish for Health Professions, and take courses in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Russian that can count towards an LIS minor.  The French program at CCU has two slotted faculty members and three adjuncts. It contributes to the growth of the Languages and Intercultural Studies major and minor as well as the French Studies minor as well as the African and African Diaspora Studies minor and the European Studies minor. Students have numerous opportunities to study the French language and cultures through study abroad programs in the Francophone world and through engaging cultural events, including National Canadian Film Festival and invited guest speaker series.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested candidates should submit these documents electronically with their application: (1) a letter of application, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, transcripts and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Posting Number:  F00336P

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