Assistant Teaching Professor in French
Penn State University
- Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
- Campus City:
- Erie, PA
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Work Unit:
- Penn State Behrend
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking applications for a two-year, full-time, non-tenure track, renewable assistant teaching professor position in French beginning August 2020. A Ph.D. in French is required by the appointment date. Native or near-native fluency in French and English, experience teaching beginning and intermediate level French at the college level, and an active research agenda are expected. Familiarity with ACTFL proficiency guidelines is desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching the three-course 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, Francophone history, politics, or culture. Penn State Erie, the Behrend College is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. We are situated on a beautiful, wooded, 854-acre hillside campus with four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science.) With 5,000 students, we retain the ambience and the focus on teaching of a small college while having access to the research resources of a Big 10, R1 University. We seek faculty members who are committed both to teaching and scholarship and who value and support respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The School of Humanities and 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 School supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women’s health or energy & sustainability. Erie, Pennsylvania, a metropolitan area on Lake Erie, with more than a quarter of a million people, is a major tourism, medical, industrial, and service area two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. We offer four seasons with cultural, sports, and recreational resources available year ‘round. Our summers are known for festivals, miles of beaches, and water sports, while our winters provide ample opportunity for snow sports. Erie’s cost of living is modest, housing is affordable, and there are four other colleges in the region. If you have never applied for a Penn State job before, you will need to create a Friends of Penn State Account. Thereafter, you will be able to upload the required application materials which include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae. In addition, please have three letters of reference, with the job number in the subject line, sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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