Teaching Faculty in French

The University of Richmond Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites applications for the position of Teaching Faculty in French, beginning August 2024. This is a non-tenure-track, continuing position (subject to annual review).

The Teaching Faculty member in French will teach in our French intensive language program and contribute to both the major and the minor in French. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring student-led organizations in French and will be expected to participate in the design of engaging and innovative instructional materials for the French program. The teaching load is the equivalent of 8 teaching units per year. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the general education and first-year seminar programs. The successful candidate should hold, by the start date, a Ph.D. in French language, literature, linguistics, or a related area. Superior proficiency in French is required. Experience teaching at the college level is strongly preferred.  

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and a wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see https://llc.richmond.edu/.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a teaching statement (maximum 1000 words). The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals relevant to the position as well as their involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. In addition, please include copies of academic transcripts. Please contact Dr. Kasongo Kapanga, Chair, at kkapanga@richmond.edu for further information. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information of three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on March 25, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.


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