Assistant Professor - Modern Languages (French)


About Farmingdale State College:

Farmingdale State College is a recognized leader in applied learning. With nearly 10,000 students, FSC is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology, with 96% of graduates working in New York State and 75% working on Long Island. Farmingdale prepares emerging leaders in the growing technology, engineering, business and health care fields.

Farmingdale State College is committed to inclusivity and excellence as part of our mission and culture. The College has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. We seek candidates of all backgrounds who embrace these values and the broader mission of public higher education.

The College is increasingly focused on expanding student engagement. In addition to the highly successful NCAA Division III athletic program, Esports, and an extensive array of student clubs and organizations give FSC a strong culture of civic responsibility.


Job Description:

The Department of Modern Languages at Farmingdale State College of the State University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track position in French at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2024. As a very diverse department committed to undergraduate teaching and to the principles of global awareness, we are seeking highly qualified native or near-native French speaking candidates with exceptional communication and writing skills who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach French language, Francophone culture, literature and/or film related courses, and to collaborate with department members in developing a French minor and building the French language program. The course load is four (4) courses per semester and include French language courses and cultural, literature and film courses taught in English to non-majors. Preference will be given to candidates qualified to teach a second language (Spanish preferred).

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and a high level of competence and experience in teaching at the college level. Candidates are required to have a well-defined research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College. The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation and demonstrated leadership roles on departmental, school, college- and/or SUNY-wide committees. The faculty member is expected to teach language classes and upper-level culture, literature, and cinema related courses in English in multiple modalities.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.




  • Ph.D. in French, Francophone Studies, or a related field.
  • Two years of college teaching experience in French language at the undergraduate level.
  • An agenda of scholarship with potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations relevant to the area of expertise.
  • Native or near-native fluency in French.


  • Teaching experience at the college level in French language, culture, literature, and/or film.
  • Experience teaching a second language (Spanish strongly preferred) with good command of the language.
  • Teaching experience in different modalities, such as face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure track faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Thursday, October 26, 2023 and ending Wednesday, November 8, 2023, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • SALARY: $75,000 + $3,400 in downstate location pay = $78,400 Total Compensation. Salary may increase commensurate with experience.
  • ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2024

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.

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Application Instructions:

Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/C.V.

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

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