The French and Francophone Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a Lecturer position in French language, beginning Fall 2020. Applicants should have prior university-level French language teaching experience, a minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience, native or near native competency in both French and English, ability to incorporate linguistics and /or phonetics into language instruction, classwork in language pedagogy and experience with language teaching technology.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a Masters in French, Linguistics or Language Teaching (FLE/second language acquisition)

The successful candidate will teach French language courses and will be responsible for various departmental service duties for a total of 7/8 FTE. The position will begin in the Fall of 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience and is eligible for full-time benefits.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual, with demonstrated excellent teaching skills, whose responsibilities will include coordinating language courses, team-teaching French language, preparing assignments, assigning and reviewing homework, preparing and proctoring exams, creating technology-based course materials, incorporating linguistics and phonetics, help with departmental placements tests and assessment, organizing cultural events, and attending departmental activities. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of innovative pedagogical activities (e.g., the “flipped classroom model”, or engaged learning). Knowledge of proficiency-based assessment, ACTFL standards and OPI scales, language learning assessment, and proficiency in the use of technologies for the language classroom are required.

The successful candidate will teach language courses in French at all levels in a student-centered environment, and will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to French language teaching that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications received by January 15th, 2020 will receive full consideration. Top candidates will be contacted for a video interview. The position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a curriculum-vitae, cover letter, teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy, teacher evaluations), and three letters of recommendation which address teaching performance, online at: https: interfolio

Please address any questions you may have to Sue McCarthy, Administrative Assistant, smccart1@swarthmore.edu

Apply at apply.interfolio.com/70525

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.