Fixed-Term Lecturer – French #182761

Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States
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Job description

Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9 month, fixed term Lecturer in French, beginning August 2018. This position is on a one-year contract.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in French or closely related field with a minimum of two years experience teaching French at the college level and near-native proficiency in both English and French. Preference will be given to those with a proven record of advancing oral proficiency through communicative methodologies, growing enrollment in French programs, and promoting the study of francophone cultures beyond Europe.

The starting salary for the position is fixed at $34,000 and the teaching load will be four courses per semester, excluding summer. Candidate will also be expected to organize and help judge the French events at our annual High School Foreign Language Contest. Summer teaching, both on-campus and through faculty-led travel courses, is also possible, contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta. Four-season outdoor activities abound nearby.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in French or closely related field with a minimum of two years experience teaching French at the college level and near-native proficiency in both English and French.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with a proven record of advancing oral proficiency through communicative methodologies, growing enrollment in French programs, and promoting the study of francophone cultures beyond Europe.

How to apply

To be considered, applicants must apply online. During the application process, applicants will need to attach the following to their file: a letter of application, a current CV, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of reference (sent directly by referees) must be emailed to the search committee chair, Will Lehman at welehman@wcu.edu. Questions about the position may also be directed to Will Lehman.

Carnegie Statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

WCU was founded in 1889 to bring higher education and career opportunities to the western region of North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina system, WCU now provides an education to more than 9,000 students from 38 states and 32 countries.