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Frostburg State University
  • Position Number: 1224124
  • Location: Frostburg, MD
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures

Lecturer in French

Posting Number: 201800388
Department: English and Foreign Languages
Tenure Track: No
Initial Term of Appointment: Fall 2018
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Position Type: Faculty
FTE: 1

Short Description:
Frostburg State University, Department of English and Foreign Languages, seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track contractual faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to begin Fall 2018. Teaching duties will include courses in support of the French minor and the International Studies major, as well as courses in a second language as determined by candidate qualifications. Salary commensurate with experience.

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at FSU provides classes for Spanish majors and French minors in the department, for majors in the International Studies program, and for students in the General Education Program. We foster a welcoming, collegial and collaborative professional environment for all faculty.

A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution that emphasizes teaching with opportunities for professional development and research. More than 5,000 students enroll yearly. FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in the Appalachian Highlands of Western Maryland, a region rich in history and outdoor recreational activities just two hours southeast from Pittsburgh and two hours west of the Washington, DC and Baltimore metro areas.

Description of Ongoing/New Duties:
Teach undergraduate courses in French. Teach an introductory course in International Studies (Introduction to International Studies and/or Introduction to World Religions). We are seeking an individual who also can teach introductory and intermediate courses in a second language other than Spanish (such as Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, ASL, etc.). The selected candidate will be encouraged to take a leading role in rebuilding the French minor and to mentor students in the French minor and International Studies major. Faculty members at FSU are expected to actively participate in the Universitys student-learning-assessment program. Duties also may include service to the Department.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree in French from a regionally accredited institution, with at least 12 graduate credits or a Bachelors degree in a second language. Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching using innovative pedagogy. Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive teaching environment. Experience with ACTFLs proficiency guidelines and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in French. Native or near-native proficiency in French and English. Graduate coursework in history, comparative literature, and/or social sciences. Experience with study abroad programs.

Open Date: 05/15/2018
Close Date: 6/14/2018

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EEO Statement:
Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU