Hiring Visiting Lecturer in French

VISITING LECTURER OF FRENCH: Academic year 2022-2023

The French Program of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a full-time visiting lecturer of French to teach three 3-credit courses in each term in academic year 2022-23. Outside the tenure-stream, position may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Course duties may include elementary and intermediate-level courses in the language sequence, more advanced courses in literature, culture, and conversation (taught in French), or general education courses taught in English for a broad undergraduate audience. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach sections of our introductory general education courses “French Kiss” or “Modern French Novel in Translation” (both in English). The appointment will begin on August 29, 2022 and will end on April 29, 2023. Courses meet three times a week for 50 minutes or twice a week for 75 minutes. 

Eligible instructors must have at least a Master's degree in French or in a closely related field, a high level of spoken and written proficiency in French and English, and experience teaching French in a college or university setting. A PhD in hand is preferred. The candidate must possess broad competence in teaching introductory and intermediate French language courses that employ current foreign language pedagogical approaches (communicative, content- and concept-based, multiliteracies, and genre-based pedagogies). Some service to the department will be expected. Duties may include weekly conversation tables and other undergraduate events.

To apply, upload a letter of interest, CV, diversity statement, teaching dossier (teaching statement, sample course materials and syllabi, 3-4 sets of representative student evaluations with comments). The diversity statement should address your contributions to diversity through research, service and/or community engagement. Applicants should share how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Applicants will be judged on the basis of teaching excellence, experience with course design, and the fit of teaching experience and research interests to department needs. To apply, go to Pitt’s Talent Center.

Review of applications will begin on May 2, 2021, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. We will request additional materials (including three letters of recommendation) after the initial screening and we will invite finalists to a Zoom interview.

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of students and scholars hosting a French major and minor, a PhD in French, and a PhD in Film and Media Studies with a Concentration in French. Much of our research is organized around four research and curricular networks.

The Department of French and Italian and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required. The department mentors and supports its new faculty members to help them adapt to faculty life as a scholars, teachers, mentors, and administrators.

For information or questions, contact Department Chair, Todd Reeser, reeser@pitt.edu.

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