Senior Lecturer in French Language

Unit: French & Italian

Position Type: Faculty

Location: Nashville, Tennessee


Open Date: Mar 15, 2023

Close Date: Apr 5, 2023

The Department of French and Italian invites applications for a Senior Lecturer in French Language.  This is a full-time, renewable appointment with an initial term of three years.  The teaching load is three courses per semester.  Responsibilities include coordinating beginner and intermediate level French courses, 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 and Francophone culture to structure language teaching around intersections with French and Francophone literature, music, cinema, and the Arts is a plus.


Ph.D. in French or Applied Linguistics preferred, 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. The Ph.D. degree must be earned no later than July 31, 2023.

Application Instructions

Please upload to ( a cover letter and teaching portfolio containing a statement of teaching philosophy and demonstrated excellence in teamwork and collaboration, short-term and long-term teaching improvement goals, evaluations covering three most recent academic years, syllabi, and three letters of recommendation.  We will begin reviewing applications immediately, however applications will be accepted until April 5.

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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