The Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of French and Coordinator of the basic French language program beginning August 2022. This is a nine-month, full-time, position with full benefits. The position is also eligible for promotion. Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms.
The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (WLLL) offers M.A. degree programs in Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), enrolling approximately 60 full-time graduate students from around the world, with the many of these holding teaching assistantships. WLLL also offers B.A.s in a range of programs, including Chinese Studies, French, German Studies, Russian Studies, and Spanish. Additionally, we offer minors in Arabic Studies, Foreign Literature/Culture in Translation, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Linguistics, and TESL. Our faculty is actively engaged in education abroad programs, and we have a long history of collaborating with other WVU colleges, departments, and programs.
WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by time of appointment in French; Francophone Studies; Second Language Studies/Acquisition with experience in French; Applied Linguistics with experience in French; Romance Languages with experience in French; Language Pedagogy with experience in French, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will 1) teach undergraduate French language and content classes with the potential to teach courses in other areas depending on background and departmental need; WLLL is particularly interested in candidates who can also teach applied courses; 2) coordinate lower-level French language classes, graduate teaching assistants, and other instructional staff; 3) demonstrate excellence in university-level teaching; 4) demonstrate abilities in program development and coordination; 5) possess excellent written and spoken communication skills in both French and English. The teaching load is four courses per semester with one course per academic year equivalency for coordinating the French Program.