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Assistant Professor of French (Applied Linguistics)

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 10/22/21

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Position Title Assistant Professor of French (Applied Linguistics)
Requisition 202100116F
Rank Assistant Professor
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary Competitive salary based on experience and education.
Position Category
Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track
College College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Dept of World Languages and Cultures
Open Date 09/20/2021
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Contact Name Dr. Maria Barker
Title Maria Barker, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2147
Contact Phone [Register to View]
Contact Email worldlanguages@shsu.edu
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) invites applications for a dynamic tenure-track faculty member in French/Applied Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The required teaching load is six (6) courses annually and consists of online and face-to-face teaching of French language courses and of linguistics courses in French or English at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will participate in the development of the French program and engage in the cultural and academic life of the department. The start date for this position is August 2022.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WOLC) is launching a hiring initiative to appoint a tenure-track faculty member who(se): 1) bring visibility, renown, and additional impact to our department, 2) add to a long -standing goal of increasing diversity (e.g., ethnic, LGBTQI+, religious, etc.) across our department, and 3) intellectual and pedagogical expertise engages racial intersectionality. Teaching responsibilities are at the main SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas (located 70 miles north of Houston), and online. Both WOLC and CHSS are strongly committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. We welcome applications from those who will contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community.
Educational Requirements for the Position Candidates must have an earned PhD by August 2022 in French or a related field (must have a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in French with native or near-native fluency). Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in French applied linguistics, second/foreign language pedagogy, second language acquisition. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application must have a scheduled defense before August 2022 for their application to be considered.
Experience Required for the Position Additional preferences for this position:
  • Expertise/documented interest in French for professional purposes (e.g., language teaching, business, criminal justice, healthcare) and/or French for Spanish speakers.
  • Prior experience teaching French online
  • Prior experience teaching a diverse body of undergraduate students
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills
Other Requirements for the Position Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral/Professional University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.
Special Instructions Summary Required Application Materials: Interested candidates must submit their application documents online. Only application packages complete by the deadline of January 15, 2022 will be considered; each package must include all eight of the items listed below: 1) a cover letter addressing job requirements; 2) a full CV; 3) a diversity statement demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student populations, faculty, and communities; 4) a copy of graduate transcripts, including a minimum of 18 graduate hours in French courses (unofficial transcripts or copies are acceptable); 5) a statement of teaching philosophy; 6) a statement of research and goals; 7) three (3) recent letters of recommendation (preferably at least one letter will address candidate’s promise as a teacher). If you cannot upload your letters of recommendation with your application materials, please indicate how they will be submitted (e.g., Interfolio, direct email, etc.). All documents must be received by the deadline, including letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered. Finalists may be asked to provide additional documents at later stages of the interview process (e.g., teaching portfolio; official transcripts).
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.



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Huntsville, Texas, United States