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Position: Adjunct Instructor, French
Institution: University of Denver
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Duties: The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct pool for possible, non-benefited, part-time teaching assignments in French at the University of Denver in the 2020-21 academic year. Adjunct French faculty members teach 4-credit undergraduate courses. The opportunity exists to teach both introductory and intermediate-level courses. The specific courses involved may vary from quarter to quarter and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on departmental needs. At this time, we are searching for Fall 2020 instructors only, however the opportunity may develop to stay on for Winter and/or Spring courses
Requirements: MA in French Language, Education, or Linguistics by the time of application; Native or near-native level fluency in French and English; Experience teaching French language and culture to high school or college/university students in the United States; Interest in incorporating inclusive excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations
   
Text: Skip to Content Hero Image University of Denver Logo PioneerJobs Logo Text Benefits & Compensation Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Need Help Search Make an Impact Together we can do more Setup Job Alerts Check Application Status Refine search Position Type Adjunct Faculty 1 Locations Denver, CO 1 Categories Faculty 1 Adjunct Instructor, French Apply now Job no: 493083 Work type: Adjunct Faculty Location: Denver, CO Categories: Faculty The University of Denver offers programs in nine modern languages, including majors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, minors in those languages plus Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, and electives in Arabic and classical Greek. The French and Francophone Studies program at the University of Denver pursues the study of the cultures and literatures of the French and Francophone world. French is spoken by millions of people on almost every continent (Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia), as well as several islands in Polynesia and in the Indian Ocean. These countries and territories have produced authors, artists, composers, and filmmakers of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as genders and ethnicities, who work in the medium of the French language. Each of these places has given expression to the unique ethos, values, world view, and traditions of its people. The inclusive mission of our program is to explore and give voice and presence to the rich diversity, as well as the historical and socio-cultural challenges, of French and Francophone world communities. The University of Denver is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the French program reaffirm these values and priorities in partnership with the University as a whole. Position Summary The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct pool for possible, non-benefited, part-time teaching assignments in French at the University of Denver in the 2020-21 academic year. Adjunct French faculty members teach 4-credit undergraduate courses. The opportunity exists to teach both introductory and intermediate-level courses. The specific courses involved may vary from quarter to quarter and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on departmental needs. At this time, we are searching for Fall 2020 instructors only, however the opportunity may develop to stay on for Winter and/or Spring courses. Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,150 per course, and may teach up to a maximum of six courses over three academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring). This posting will serve for multiple openings. Hires for Fall courses are required to start September 1, 2020. However, we encourage applications from those unable to teach in the Fall but who would like to remain in our hiring pool. Essential Functions Adjuncts are expected to fulfill all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including: Conducting all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way. Thorough, accurate and prompt correction of assignments, providing appropriate constructive feedback. Attending periodic required meetings. Participation in the University FOLA assessment process as outlined by the Language Program Coordinator. Providing guidance and support to students. Reporting student grades and attendance. Holding regular weekly office hours for students. Replying to email communication from students and colleagues promptly. Maintaining accurate and complete student records. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Language Program Coordinator. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Superior proficiency level in French and English. Comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, technologies, principles and practices of foreign language instruction. Expertise and experience with ACTFL Standards-based teaching and assessment. Proficiency in basic data management systems and computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and an ability to learn additional applications as needed. Ability to learn and use DU's Canvas course management system. Experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively with underserved populations. Required Qualifications MA in French Language, Education, or Linguistics by the time of application. Native or near-native level fluency in French and English. Experience teaching French language and culture to high school or college/university students in the United States. Interest in incorporating inclusive excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations. Preferred Qualifications ABD or PhD in French or closely related field, in hand by August 31, 2020. Experience teaching French language at the college or university level with proven excellence and effectiveness. Experience in designing courses, in assessing classes and programs, and in utilizing the campus management system for remote teaching. Experience with blended and online teaching modalities. Interdisciplinary breadth, with interest in including social, political, and other cultural contexts in all levels of teaching. Extended residence and extensive travel in France and/or Francophone regions. Demonstrated experience or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive excellence teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations. Application Deadline The search committee will begin reviewing applications on June 22, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please include the following documents with your application: CV Cover letter addressing your qualifications and commitment to Inclusive Excellence (IE) in the classroom. To read more about DU's commitment to IE please follow this link: https://www.du.edu/about/diversity. Two syllabi and/or sample lesson plans for elementary and intermediate language courses, proposed or actual. Other evidence of teaching excellence, such as sample assessments, link to video excerpts, and/or student testimonials, etc. are welcome. Names and contact information of three individuals that can serve as references. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check. 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