Overview

The Department of Modern Languages at Bryant University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in French language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to take a leadership role in the French program and the Modern Languages Department. This appointment, which begins in August, 2019, offers a competitive salary with full benefits.

Bryant University is located on a 428 acre campus in Smithfield, RI, which is situated 15 minutes from Providence, RI, and 45 minutes from Boston, MA. Throughout its more than 150 year history, Bryant has earned a distinguished reputation for innovative academic programs and technology that are marketplace driven and highly attuned to the emerging needs of industry and society. Bryant’s close-knit, student-centered community of scholars delivers challenging academic programs that integrate business and the arts and sciences, with an emphasis on real-world application and a global perspective. Abundant co-curricular opportunities, service learning programs, internships, and practicums allow students to put theory into practice while building character and leadership skills. Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Baron’s, and College Factual.

Principal Accountabilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester (introductory and upper-division courses), sustaining an active and productive scholarly research agenda, and contributing to departmental growth and development. This position will involve advising the French student organization, coordinating co-curricular activities, working with study abroad, and conducting outreach to local communities.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French with a specialization in applied linguistics or related field and a strong background in current evidence-based approaches and technologies in instructed second language acquisition. Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written French and evidence of teaching effectiveness required. Administrative experience and knowledge of biocultural theory desired. Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, to scholarly research, and to departmental and University service.

Working Environment:
Regular attendance at assigned job site and the ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and constituents are essential functions of this position.

Applicant Special Instructions:
Candidates must apply electronically and should include a letter of application, current vita, and a list of three references.

Review of applications begins on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position can be directed to Dr. Tony Houston ( thouston@bryant.edu).