Assistant Professor of French

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Behrend
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor position in French beginning August 2018. Ph.D. in French required. Native or near-native fluency in French and English, plus college teaching experience, are expected. Area of research specialization is open, though we have particular interests in Francophone post-colonial studies. Ability to involve students in research would be welcome. Familiarity with ACTFL proficiency guidelines is desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the three-course beginning and intermediate language sequence that fulfills the global language requirement for the B.A. Depending on the candidate’s area of expertise, the rest of the course load could be offerings, in English, in Francophone history, politics, or culture, including French cinema. Given sufficient student demand, teaching the fourth level language class is also a possibility. Beyond teaching and research expectations, participation in service to the School and College is required. Penn State Behrend is a four-year undergraduate and graduate college of Penn State University with 4,500 students and 34 baccalaureate majors in four schools: Business, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science. The college prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research, on close student/faculty interaction, on its use of the open lab concept, and on its beautiful, wooded hilltop campus. The School of Humanities & Social Sciences has about 80 full-time faculty members, offers ten Bachelor`s degrees (Arts Administration; Communication; Creative Writing; Digital Media, Arts, and Technology; Elementary and Early Childhood Education; English; General Arts and Sciences; History; Political Science; and Psychology) and one Master`s degree (Applied Clinical Psychology). The school is also home to the languages and the arts. The language program offers French, German, and Spanish. At present, students can earn a Spanish minor or a certificate in German. Technology and inter-library loan resources are excellent, and internal funds are available for scholarly activity. There is an on-campus childcare center. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area of 280,000 residents, is a major service, tourism, medical, and industrial center on Lake Erie`s Presque Isle Bay and is located two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the Erie area. Required application materials include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online. Have references send letters of recommendation directly to Cindy Cass,

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088