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The Department of French at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two year contractually limited term appointment in French Didactics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date of the appointment is September 1, 2015, ending on August 31, 2017.
The successful candidate must be a native or near native speaker of French, be able to work in an English-speaking environment, and hold a PhD at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter in French Studies with a specialization in Didactics or a PhD in Applied Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in second language education, second language teaching methodology, teaching French in context, and young people's literature. The successful candidate will also coordinate FSL courses and tutorials and train and supervise teaching assistants. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department is seeking applicants with a specialization in any area of French Teaching & Learning but preference will be given to those able to teach courses in the areas mentioned above. The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in research and in teaching French as a Second Language at the university level, strong knowledge of the fields mentioned above, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. An established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment as evidenced by refereed publications, conference presentations, and grants and awards is required.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should submit the following compiled in a single PDF file:
a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages;
a curriculum vitae;
a teaching dossier containing a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and the detailed description of a possible course in the Teaching & Learning of French intended for fourth-year undergraduate majors;
a sample of published work; and
the names and email addresses of three referees
Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to email@example.com. At least one of these three letters must address directly the candidate’s teaching ability. Complete applications are due no later than Friday, August 14, 2015; however, this search will remain open until filled. Please address any questions to Ms Marjorie Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: "CLTA French Didactics – (your full name)".
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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