Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California, invites applications to fill a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of French beginning August 1, 2024, with a teaching load of 5 courses per year (typically 4 French courses and one course in our General Education Program).

Candidates must be able and willing to teach a variety of courses outside of their field of specialization, including lower-division language courses, be active as scholars, and contribute to the life and activities of the Language and Culture Program and the University.

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.


  • Native or near-native competence in oral/written French.
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field and experience teaching French as a foreign language at the college level.

Application Information: To apply, please submit (1) a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching excellence from the past 3 years, and (4) three letters of reference before December 30, 2023 for full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will not be considered unless all required documents have been received.

Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Benefits and Salary: Soka University of America offers an excellent benefits package for full-time faculty that includes medical, dental, vision, and retirement. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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