Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies

The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (LIS) at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor specializing in French and Francophone Studies to begin August 16, 2024. The teaching load for this position is a 3/3.

We seek a teacher-scholar who can demonstrate successful experience teaching undergraduate French language courses at all levels and who is also able to teach classes about French and Francophone culture in English. The successful candidate will be expected to take on a leadership role in the French program, incorporate high-impact practices and inclusive pedagogy, and oversee curricular and extracurricular activities.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research demonstrates interdisciplinary engagement with the broader Francosphere. Area of specialization is open, though we are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrable interest in and ability to teach second language acquisition and/or languages for the professions.  Strong preference will be given to candidates who can also support language and culture courses in Arabic and who can oversee the Arabic language program.

Required qualifications:

· a Ph.D. in French and/or Francophone Studies or a related field in hand by the start of the appointment

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

· evidence of an active research agenda

· evidence of skills related to effectively teaching with technology

Preferred qualifications:

· ability to teach Arabic

· evidence of exceptional teaching

· evidence of interest in ongoing professional development

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 apply electronically at and submit the following materials:  cover letter, contact information for three professional references, Statement of teaching philosophy and Transcripts.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Posting Number:  F00381P

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