Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: French Studies (CLA)

College: College of Arts

Department: School of Languages & Literature

Deadline: Continuing until a successful candidate has been identified

Position Description:

The School of Languages and Literatures (SOLAL) at the University of Guelph invites applications for a one year contractually limited appointment (CLA) in the field of French Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing on August 1, 2017 and ending on July 30, 2018, with potential for extension subject to review. Candidates should have a PhD in French (ABD considered) and a record of excellence in teaching and research. Excellence in teaching can be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, breadth of training, demonstrated competence in second-language pedagogy, and the ability to teach a variety of courses. Excellence in research can be demonstrated by the completion of a strong doctoral dissertation, publications, participation in scholarly conferences appropriate to the candidate’s areas of specialization, as well as strong reference letters. With 5.5 full-time faculty members, the French program in SOLAL offers both undergraduate programs in French (Major and Minor) and an MA in French Studies.

Responsibilities will include teaching six courses over the academic year and related service, including the coordination of a multi-section language course, overseeing the teaching of GTAs and international language interns, attending recruitment events, supervising experiential learning and/or directed research courses. The chosen candidate is expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the School of Languages and Literatures.

Qualifications: PhD in French Studies (ABD considered). A specialisation in second-language pedagogy and applied linguistics is preferred. Strong teaching and research dossiers. The ability to teach courses in French language, French composition, translation, or introductory survey courses in French or Quebecois literature. An interest in technology enhanced language learning would be an asset. Publications in the field of expertise. Excellent command of French and English. Qualified Applicants will submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, along with any available teaching evaluations. These materials, as well as three current letters of recommendation, are to be sent to:


Professor Margot Irvine, Acting Director
School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph,
Guelph, ON, N1G 1W2, Canada
E: mirvine@uoguelph.ca

Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information on the School, please visit our website: www.uoguelph.ca/solal/. Salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.