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Assistant Professor of French, General Faculty

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The University of Virginia's Department of French invites applications for an Assistant Professor of French to join the Academic General Faculty in August 2021. This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

We seek a candidate able to teach a range of French language courses (beginning to advanced levels), and whose pedagogy has a deep attentiveness to culture and to the inclusion of diverse experiences and voices. The ability to teach French for professional purposes and/or translation would also be an asset. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms. Completed Ph.D. in French is required. Candidates must have at least two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level; this may include teaching done while in graduate school if the candidate was the primary instructor of those courses. Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, experience with a variety of technological tools to support language teaching and learning, and a desire to engage with colleagues to develop creative, effective pedagogies, digital and otherwise, are essential. Native or near-native fluency in French is also required.


Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box*

Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration*

Apply online at Search for requisition #R0022276, complete the application, and attach the following:

  1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. A one to two-page reflective statement explaining your approach to teaching language and culture and how you have addressed issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the wider community.

  4. Two sample syllabi

Three letters of recommendation sent directly to Maggie Stein Kirschner, with the candidate's name in the subject line. The application will be considered complete only when three letters have been received.

Candidates will be contacted directly if teaching evaluations are requested; otherwise, they should not be sent.

Review of applications will begin the last week in March 2021.

Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Janet Horne at Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Assistant Professor of French, General Faculty, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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