Assistant Professor - French - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

The French Assistant Professor teaches a diverse student population using a variety of instructional modes and acknowledged best practices under the administrative direction of the Dean of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Chair of the Department of Languages & Cultures. The Department and French Program support the university in its mission to provide students with opportunities to engage with real-life contexts and local and global communities and helps them prepare for success in his/her educational, professional and personal goals. The position includes a teaching load of 12 credit hours a semester, departmental and university service assignments and coordinator/administrative responsibilities. A teaching load of 9-10 credit hours for summer may be available with additional compensation. There is also a possibility of reassigned time for some administrative responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking applicants who have expertise and experience in teaching French Studies broadly, but the applicant must also be able to teach courses in all of the following: Business French, French Culture and Civilization, French Film, French Translation and Interpretation, and Francophone Literature. Applicants should have a research agenda strongly geared towards one of these areas. A PhD or ABD in French or appropriate discipline is required at the time of appointment.


Knowledge of principles and methodologies of language-learning and teaching of the French language and course content.

Knowledge of curriculum development, program development and evaluation.


Skills in instructional strategies and techniques of student-management, motivation, and evaluation.

Skills in curriculum and course development and evaluation.

Interpersonal problem-solving, decision-making and supervisory skills.


Engages in innovative, student-centered pedagogy.

Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively in English and French, verbally and in writing.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter