Lecturer in French


Lecturer in French


The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Elon University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in French beginning August 2024. This position is a permanent, non-tenure line with the opportunity to apply for continuance in the fourth year and the position of Senior Lecturer in the sixth year. The ideal candidate will be an exemplary teacher with a master’s degree or Ph.D. in French/Francophone Studies or a related field, with native or near-native proficiency in French and English. Interested applicants should demonstrate high levels of collegiality, the ability to contribute to a vibrant French section, and a willingness to collaborate as part of a diverse and dynamic department that is home to eight languages.


Elon faculty members are teacher-scholar-mentors who place dynamic teaching at the forefront of what they do and who also engage in professional activity, student mentoring and extracurricular initiatives. Fundamental responsibilities of the lecturer will include teaching 7 classes per year in a content-oriented curriculum that aims to integrate language and authentic cultural exploration at all levels of instruction. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic rigor in their teaching and active engagement in course and curricular design. Teaching will include all levels of French language and culture(s), and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. An ability to teach phonetics, business French, and our pre-, during, and post-study abroad reflection courses is desirable.


Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people are encouraged to identify their experiences in contributing to a climate of inclusivity in their cover letters. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.

Please attach a one- to two-page cover letter, a one-page description of your teaching philosophy, current CV, and up to three course syllabi from various levels. Please have three letters of recommendation that speak to your teaching emailed directly to pburns5@elon.edu. Finalists will need to provide graduate school transcripts prior to the campus visit. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications electronically by October 15th and applications must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on October 30th, 2023, to be assured full consideration.


We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


Through Elon’s Boldly Elon strategic plan, the experience of faculty and staff is elevated. The theme Thrive specifically notes that:

We will enable students, faculty, and staff to experience a greater sense of belonging and support by:

  • Advancing a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community
  • Cultivating a culture of health and well-being on a vibrant residential campus
  • Championing Elon’s exceptional faculty and staff

Some of the additional benefits offered to Elon employees are:

  • Faculty & Staff Wellness Initiatives and On-site Acute Care Wellness Clinic
  • Tuition remission (personal and dependent)
  • Retirement contributions
  • Competitive benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Cultural and Athletic events


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