Visiting Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Modern Languages at Ursinus College invites applications for a two-year renewable full-time French position at the Visiting Assistant level starting in the fall of 2015. We are seeking a well-grounded generalist with a specialty in XVIIIth or XIXth century French literature and culture. In addition, the candidate should be competent to teach Francophone literature and culture. Main responsibilities are teaching a 3/3 course load and demonstrating a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment. An appointment to this position also carries expectations for continuing professional development along with student advising and other College/Department service. Candidates must have a native or near-native fluency in French. Familiarity with language learning technology and/or pedagogy is highly desirable. Qualified candidates will have earned a Ph. D. in French by the time of employment. 

Ursinus College uses Interfolio to collect all application material; Please, submit a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be requested at a later date), evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement on teaching philosophy and request three confidential letters of recommendation including email addresses of referees. Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our web site: Review of applications will begin November 5th until position is filled.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1,700 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. Ursinus College is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. As such, Ursinus College is an AA/OE Employer does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.