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University of Virginia Assistant Professor of French, General Faculty in Charlottesville, Virginia

The University of Virginia’s Department of French invites applications for an Assistant Professor of French to join the Academic General Faculty in August 2021. This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding, satisfactory performance, and need for the position.

We seek a candidate able to teach a range of French language courses (beginning to advanced levels), and whose pedagogy has a deep attentiveness to culture and to the inclusion of diverse experiences and voices. The ability to teach French for professional purposes and/or translation would also be an asset. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms. Completed Ph.D. in French is required. Candidates must have at least two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level; this may include teaching done while in graduate school if the candidate was the primary instructor of those courses. Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, experience with a variety of technological tools to support language teaching and learning, and a desire to engage with colleagues to develop creative, effective pedagogies, digital and otherwise, are essential. Native or near-native fluency in French is also required.


*Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box**

*Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration**

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs . Search for requisition #R0022276, complete the application, and attach the following:

  1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. A one to two-page reflective statement explaining your approach to teaching language and culture and how you have addressed issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the wider community.

  4. Two sample syllabi

Three letters of recommendation sent directly to Maggie Stein Kirschner mas3av@virginia.edu , with the candidate’s name in the subject line. The application will be considered complete only when three letters have been received.

Candidates will be contacted directly if teaching evaluations are requested; otherwise, they should not be sent.

Review of applications will begin the last week in March 2021.

Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Janet Horne at jhorne@virginia.edu . Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at nr7f@virginia.edu . The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu . For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-uva) and Why Charlottesville (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-charlottesville) webpages