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World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - French: Teaching Fellow

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, French – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Teaching Fellow in French, beginning August 2017.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

This is a full-time, one-year position with the possibility of a second year.  The teaching load is seven 3-credit courses on a ten-week trimester calendar.  Teaching responsibilities include beginning and intermediate French language, advanced French courses in literature and cultural studies, and one general education course for first-year students taught in English.  Area of specialization is open but candidates in the area of Medieval/Renaissance are preferred.  Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and recruiting a diverse student body, as well as to ongoing professional growth, and engagement with and service to the department.  PhD is preferred, but ABD will be considered.
Questions may be directed to the co-chair of the department, Lisa Seidlitz at lisaseidlitz@augustana.edu .  Review of applications will begin April 28, 2017.
A complete application includes:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vita
  • copy of graduate transcripts
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • writing sample
  • three letters of recommendation (including contact information)

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using subject line: Search #119-17 French, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean.

Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: search #119-17 French, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639-38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.


Review of applications will begin April 28, 2017.

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