Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies and Arabic
St. Edward's University - Austin, TX

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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at St. Edward’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Francophone Studies and Arabic to begin Fall 2013. Teaching responsibilities include French and Arabic language courses, as well as courses in Francophone and Arabic literature and culture (taught in both French and English). This faculty member will ordinarily teach 8 courses per year (4 each semester) and is expected to build a program in Arabic through development of courses and extra-curricular activities for students.

Responsibilities:
  • Teach 8 undergraduate courses per academic year (e.g., 4 in Fall; 4 in Spring) in Francophone and Arabic language, literature and culture
  • Actively engage in advising, program-building activities, departmental, school, university, community and professional service
  • Engage in professional development activities such as scholarship, pedagogical training and curricular development
  • Support and contribute to the Holy Cross mission of St. Edward’s University
Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies, or a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies (in hand by June 1, 2013)
  • Ability to teach Arabic
  • Native or near-native fluency in French and Standard Arabic
  • Strong commitment to research and teaching
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Evidence of scholarly potential
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Educational philosophy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis of the lifelong learner and St. Edward’s Mission Statement
  • Experience and training in teaching American students
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

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