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Assistant Professor of French

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Lake Forest College – Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Assistant Professor of French

Beginning Fall 2018

Lake Forest College, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in French Language and Literature to begin August 2018. PhD in French (in hand or near completion) required. Candidates should possess outstanding skills in and enthusiasm for teaching all levels of French language, French/Francophone literatures and cultures. Preference given to candidates with expertise in a secondary area such as Arabic, Linguistics, Portuguese, or Spanish.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, French section, focuses on training students to become global citizens through engagement with the diverse literary, cultural and cinematic achievements of the Francophone world. We enable students to interpret historical and current socio-political French-speaking contexts. Our courses often connect with other disciplines such as Business, Cinema Studies, Education, History, Islamic World Studies, International Relations, Linguistics, Music, Print and Digital Publishing, Social Justice, Women’s and Gender Studies.

Specific responsibilities include teaching six courses annually at all levels of French language, French/Francophone literatures and cultures; this six course load may include 1-2 courses (or additional independent study direction) in a secondary area of expertise, as needed. Faculty in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures participate in organizing departmental events, collaborate with Off-Campus Programs on study abroad and advise various student organizations such as French Club and Collage magazine. College-wide service is expected after the first year. Experience with college-level language teaching and integration of classroom technology are essential.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Please send letter of application (including a description of primary and secondary areas of specialization for teaching), CV, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference (sent directly from referee or link to dossier service) as well as publications or dissertation chapter in French (and/or English where applicable) to the Search Committee.  To be ensured full consideration, all materials should be submitted electronically to no later than November 10, 2017.