Lecturer in French

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FRENCH, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE. Lecturer of French position to begin Fall 2020. The Westminster College Department of Modern Languages seeks a broadly trained faculty member in French Language and Culture with preference given to candidates who are able to teach an additional language.  

Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and the ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education is essential.

Applicants should have near-native proficiency in French and an MA or PhD in French and/or Francophone Studies. The normal teaching load is four courses per semester over a two-semester calendar. Responsibilities include teaching courses in French language, literature and culture, and would ideally include service-level courses in an additional language or introductory linguistics or comparative literature courses.

Westminster College is a nationally recognized liberal arts college, known for its collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning programs, and focus on student success.  Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion.  Westminster has been ranked among the nation’s top schools for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (NY Times), “best value for the money” (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), service-learning (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories.  Around 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors, 10 pre-professional programs and 80 organizations.  Westminster’s historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.  

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to Dr. Joel Postema, Chair, Department of Modern Languages, by email to frenchsearch@westminster.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background check. EOE

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion.  

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