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James Madison University, tenure-track (generalist)

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 9:32am

General Info: The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in French at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities: The teaching load is three courses per semester balanced among French 300 - 400 level language, literature and culture, possibly including interdisciplinary courses.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015 in post-Renaissance Metropolitan French literature and culture and have native or near-native fluency both in French and in English. Additionally, candidates should have an excellent knowledge of French culture.

Candidates should also have an excellent record of prior teaching experience and show evidence of strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, service and scholarly activity.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions: The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.

http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=175968679&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20in%20French 
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Hillsdale College: tenure track for a generalist

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 9:30am

Hillsdale College seeks an Assistant Professor in French to commence August 2015. Full-time tenure-track position. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment. Generalists desired with demonstrated excellence in teaching language and literature at all undergraduate levels, native or near-native proficiency in French and English, and evidence of scholarly potential. An interest in study abroad is a plus. All courses are taught in the target language.  Hillsdale College is a selective, independent, four-year liberal arts college. Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts: academic excellence and institutional independence. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp) and address in their cover letter their interest and ability to teach in light of its principles.  Send application, vita, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), three letters of recommendation to Dr. Marie-Claire Morellec, Professor, French Department, Hillsdale C., Hillsdale, MI. 49242. For consideration in time for interviews at the MLA conference, applications must be received no later than November 21. EOE.

 

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Visiting: Assistant Professor in French Language

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 4:34pm
Visiting Assistant Professor in French Language 
Beginning September 2015, a three-year renewable position teaching French language at all levels in a dynamic liberal arts program in French. We are seeking a committed and outstanding language pedagogue. In addition to teaching five courses over the academic year, the successful candidate will also: offer a colloquium presentation once a year on new developments in language pedagogy and technology in the classroom; work closely with French Teaching Associates; and serve as a liaison to the Language Lab Director regarding new foreign language technologies. Candidates should: have native or near-native fluency in French; provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching of the French language at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels; and hold a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature, or in French Language Pedagogy, or in French Applied Linguistics. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference by November 15, 2014 through Interfolio, using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/25687 
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

 

 
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Postdoc: U of Wisconsin, Madison

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 4:33pm
A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship 
The UW-Madison Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program invites recent PhDs to apply for its three two-year postdoctoral fellowships.

The theme for 2015-2017 is Violences. We seek research that addresses the locations, causes, experiences, and effects of violence in scales varying from large to small, societal to individual, transnational to domestic, transhistorical to localized, physical and psychological, to epistemological and spiritual. Who or what engages in violence? Why and with what results? Who or what experiences violence? Why and with what results? What are the forces that generate violence, or its opposite, some form of non-violence? What is the role of memory in the legacies of violence? Research can focus on violence in relationship to human, animal, environmental, material, and/or mechanical experiences or conditions; and to the interrelationship of violence in and beyond its binary relationships with non-violence, peace, reconciliation, politics, and so forth. Projects can address communal and/or individual violence in war, religion, sectarianism, terrorism, families, sexuality, and other forms of embodied experience.

Complete information about the competition is available at our website. All application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2014.

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Visiting: Ursinus C

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 4:32pm

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 expertise in XVIIth, 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.

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Tenure-track: University of South Carolina, Columbia

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 4:30pm

Assistant Professor of French Cultural Studies 

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/dllc/) at the University of South Carolina announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in pre-19th century cultural studies (broadly conceived), with a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies and/or Business French. The successful candidate must be able to teach French language, literature and culture at all levels, and will be expected to have an active research agenda. Native or near-native French language skills required. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and offer the opportunity to teach in the nationally-ranked Comparative Literature Program. A Ph.D. is required, in hand, by August 1, 2015. A record of teaching experience at the collegiate level is also required. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, and three signed letters of recommendation to:http://apply.interfolio.com/25694 

For full consideration by the search committee, complete applications should be received through the Interfolio website no later than November 1, 2014. 

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational and employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Tenure-track: university of Mississipi

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 4:29pm
Assistant Professor of French  The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French to begin August 2015. Area of specialization is open to all subfields of literature and linguistics except medieval and 20th/21st-century studies. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in French at the time of appointment, possess native or near-native fluency in French and English, and demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching. Duties include building a strong publication record, teaching French courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising the French basic language program, advising and mentoring students, and participating actively in departmental and university service. This is a nine-month appointment and salary competitive. Follow on-line application procedure [http://jobs.olemiss.edu] and upload a cover letter and CV, and ask three references to provide letters. Review of applications will continue until position is filled or an adequate applicant pool has been established. The University of Mississippi is a flagship research-oriented university and an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer.
 
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Non tenure track: U of Georgia

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 4:28pm
Academic Professional of French  The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia (www.rom.uga.edu) invites applications for the position of supervisor and coordinator of the French language program to begin August 2015. Field of specialization open. The position is full time at the rank of Academic Professional (non-tenure track) with a 2/2 teaching load, and is renewable indefinitely based on the outcome of annual performance evaluations. Responsibilities include teaching intermediate language courses, upper-division courses in area of specialization (linguistics, literature, culture), and a yearly graduate teaching methods course.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in French and English, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Expertise in foreign language pedagogy, experience in French language program supervision, and interest in developing and delivering online courses highly desirable.

Candidates should submit electronically to Interfolio ByCommittee an application letter (addressed to Professor Catherine Jones, Chair of the Search Committee), CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Please contact Catherine Jones (cmjones@uga.edu) with any questions regarding this position. The committee will begin to review applications on November 7, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the College’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.exploregeorgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com;www.uga.edu).

 
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Postdoc: U of Chicago

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 4:27pm
Collegiate Assistant Professor  THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SOCIETY OF FELLOWS

GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Position Title: Collegiate Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows is now accepting applications for four-year postdoctoral teaching appointments as Harper and Schmidt Fellows who hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellows are members of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility is to teach in the general education (Core) program.

Core courses in the Humanities typically deal with fundamental issues and texts in history, philosophy, and literature. Currently, the Core is organized into seven year-long sequences: Readings in World Literature; Human Being and Citizen; Greek Thought and Literature; Philosophical Perspectives on the Humanities; Media Aesthetics; Reading Cultures; and Language and the Human. For a description of these sequences see: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/humanities.shtml

Core courses in the Social Sciences explore, on the basis of significant works, the fundamental concepts and the different modes of inquiry that have defined the social sciences in the modern period. Currently, Fellows teach in four of the year-long sequences into which the Core is organized: Self, Culture and Society; Classics of Social and Political Thought; and Power, Identity, and Resistance; and Social Science Inquiry. For a description of these sequences see:https://fellows.uchicago.edu/social_sciences.shtml

Some Fellows also teach in the History of European Civilization Core sequence. European Civilization is taught on the basis of intensive readings of significant primary source documents.  For a description of the sequence see: https://fellows.uchicago.edu/history.shtml

The positions are open to scholars in all disciplines and areas of specialization who will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. degree no later than August 31, 2015. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their original scholarship as well as in teaching.

In most years, Fellows teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. The annual salary for 2015-16 will be $64,000. The effective date for these teaching appointments is September 1, 2015.

To apply for these positions, please see our web site at http://fellows.uchicago.edu. The web site will be available to accept applications beginning September 2, 2014.

Important deadline dates:  On line application deadline: 11:59:59 PM CST, Sunday, November 2, 2014.  Deadline for receipt of letters of recommendations: 11:59:59 PM CST, Sunday, November 16, 2014. This includes letters of recommendation from your three recommenders or those received from a dossier service.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

 
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