PA Position Number: F00193PD

Position Description:

Visiting faculty are employed by the university to teach or perform research for a limited time. This is a non-tenure track, temporary position. Service or research may be expected.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

  • The successful candidate will be able to teach across a range of courses in and about the French language, literatures expressed in this language, and cultural surveys and topics related to France and the Francophone world.
  • The department also supports the training of future language teachers and fosters the learning of French in various settings (common education, non-traditional learning, and higher education).
  • Assessment of student progress and academic programs are part of our culture.
  • Academic programs are evaluated and developed after shared work in strategic planning and coordination of multiple section courses.
  • The department also sponsors community events and clubs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies.
  • Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university.
  • Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers.
  • Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty.
  • Adheres to the educational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of the University.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the UCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.

Desired Start Date: August 14, 2017

Discipline Emphasis and Responsibilities:

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in French, French Literature, French Language and Literature, French and Francophone Studies, or French Letters in hand by start of appointment; in other words, applicants should already have the PhD or be ABD with a defense date by July 2017.
  • The successful candidate is a generalist with interest in the areas of literature and cultural studies.
  • All applicants must have experience teaching French at the college level.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in French.
  • Competence in teaching another language is desirable, but not necessarily preferred.

Salary Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience.