French Language, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Assistant Professor

3 weeks ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Org Number
Modern Languages, Lit, Cultural Std
Provost Vice President
Job Type
Proposed Salary Range
Commensurate with credentials and experience
Targeted Job Start Date
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Regular Workdays/Hours
8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Preference Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately.


Interviews via Skype the first week in December.


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Note: The Department cannot guarantee a Visa.

College/Department Overview

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University’s Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at

Position Overview

Visiting faculty are employed by the university to teach or perform research for a limited time. This is a non-tenure track, temporary position. Service or research may be expected.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The successful candidate will be able to teach across a range of courses in and about the French language, literatures expressed in this language, and cultural surveys and topics related to France and the Francophone world.


The schedule for Spring 2018 semester is set and includes an upper-level survey course on contemporary and francophone literature, an intermediate level French class, and two elementary French 2 classes, one of which is TR evenings.


The department also supports the training of future language teachers and fosters the learning of French in various settings (common education, non-traditional learning, and higher education).

Assessment of student progress and academic programs are part of our culture.


Academic programs are evaluated and developed after shared work in strategic planning and coordination of multiple section courses.


The department also sponsors community events and clubs.

Qualifications/Experience Required

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Doctorate in French, French Literature, French Language and Literature, French and Francophone Studies, or French Letters in hand by start of appointment; in other words, applicants should already have the PhD or be ABD with PhD by January 8, 2018.


The successful candidate will be a generalist with interest in the areas of literature and cultural studies.


All applicants must have experience teaching French at the college level.


Native or near-native proficiency in French.


Competence in teaching another language is desirable but not necessarily preferred.



Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies.


Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university.


Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers.


Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty.


Adheres to the educational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of the University.


Adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the UCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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