The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French. This faculty position will teach language and culture courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum with the ability to teach a combination of language (all levels), composition, and upper-level courses in French and/or Francophone culture, literature, or civilization.
The successful candidate will have an interest in teaching courses and commitment to research in French and/or Francophone cultural studies; an interest in teaching interdisciplinary courses in English; a commitment to strengthening the French Program (including active recruitment of French majors and minors); and the desire to participate actively in department-wide initiatives.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in French or a related discipline by time of appointment
Near-native proficiency in French and English
Demonstrated commitment to developing an active research agenda in pre-20th century French or Francophone studies which will diversify current faculty members' research and teaching interests and broaden course offerings in French and/or Francophone cultural studies
Record of excellence in teaching French
Ability to participate actively in undergraduate curriculum in Languages and Cultures for Professions program
Interest in teaching interdisciplinary courses in international studies or global studies
Ability and interest in teaching on-line and/or blended courses
Commitment to undergraduate student recruitment and retention
Demonstrated commitment to academic service
Proven ability to work with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff Â Â
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of World Languages and Cultures (www.language.iastate.edu) is the central resource at Iowa State University for the teaching, research, and study of cultures in and through their native languages from a global perspective.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.