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Visiting Assistant Professor of French

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Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Position Type Faculty
Tenure or non-tenure track Non Tenure
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Job Summary and Requirements

The Department of Modern Languages at Denison University invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting faculty position beginning in August 2018, with the possibility of one additional year depending upon performance and departmental need. We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in French Studies. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to Denison’s institutional mission of educating in the Liberal Arts tradition and willingness to engage in service. Successful candidates will be committed to teaching a range of undergraduate French courses at all levels of the curriculum, including introductory and intermediate language courses. Depending on program needs, candidates may have the opportunity to teach a course in an area of expertise. Evidence of effective teaching and a native or near-native fluency in French and English are required. Candidates should have a demonstrated potential for excellence in research and scholarly publications.

Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise in Literatures of the Ancien Régime or Contemporary French Cultures, and experience teaching in both. Preferred qualifications include: Ph.D. completed by time of application, a record of two or more years of successful college-level teaching, a commitment to undergraduate education and the development of the student as a whole person, and a willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues.

This individual will be responsible for teaching a 3/3 course load per academic year, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, and participating in departmental and college-wide activities. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package; for more details, please see the faculty handbook, hosted at http://denison.edu/forms/faculty-handbook. Denison will support the research and teaching of the successful candidate through our professional development programs.

To be assured full consideration, candidates should visit https://employment.denison.edu by
March 1st, 2018 and submit:
- A cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- A statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, including full sets of teaching evaluations from the lastest two years of teaching at the college level
- A writing sample of scholarly work
- Three letters of recommendation

Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age, or military status. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide at http://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department Modern Languages
Posting Number F 121300111
Full or Part Time Full Time
FTE
Contact(s) Liz Barringer-Smith, Assistant to the Department of Modern Languages
Contact Phone/Extension 740-587-6643
Contact Email barringerl@denison.edu
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Additional Information
Denison University Background Check Statement

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide.  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. or are you ABD?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Course Evaluation 1
  6. Course Evaluation 2
Optional Documents
  1. Course Evaluation 3