St Edwards University
  • Center for Applied Learning and Social Impact
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Program Director, St. Edward's Campus in Angers, France
Senior Lecturer of Francophone Literature and Culture
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Overview
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and The Office of Global Initiatives at St. Edward's University invite applications for a Program Director and Senior Lecturer position in Francophone Literatures and Cultures to begin Fall 2019. The Program Director will be responsible for the student curricular and co-curricular study abroad experience in Angers, will supervise faculty and staff, assess teaching and schedule courses. As a senior lecturer and non-tenure track member of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, this faculty member will teach courses in her/his field of research; elementary and intermediate French; courses in English in St. Edward's General Education program. This faculty member will ordinarily teach 6 courses per year and is expected to help build the Angers study abroad program through the development of courses and co-curricular and experiential activities for students. Specialty in Modern/contemporary Francophone literatures and cultures of the Caribbean or Africa preferred. The successful candidate will contribute to and support diversity at St. Edward's University. This position will report to the Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives and will be a non-tenure track faculty member in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. This position will begin with an initial one-year term, subject to review and renewal for subsequent three year terms.

Responsibilities

  • Direct all aspects of the St. Edward's program in Angers, from curriculum and assessment to the student experience to budget and staffing
  • Teach 6 undergraduate courses per academic year (e.g., 3 in Fall; 2 in Spring, 1 in Summer 1) in: French and Francophone Culture; elementary and intermediate French; General Education courses.
  • Engage in professional development activities such as pedagogical training and curricular development
  • Support and contribute to the Holy Cross mission of St. Edward's University

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in French or Francophone Studies (preferred in hand by June 1, 2019)
  • Native or near-native fluency in French
  • Strong commitment to teaching undergraduates
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Capacity to teach compelling, diversity-infused courses on Francophone literature and the Francophone world in both English and French
  • Experience and training in teaching American students
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience designing and assessing an academic or co-curricular program
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required
  • Educational philosophy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis of the lifelong learner and St. Edward's Mission Statement
  • Experience with and demonstrated interest in study abroad
  • Successful candidate must complete an employment and/or criminal background check

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

About the St. Edward's Program in Angers
For the last decade, St. Edward's has had a study abroad program in Angers. Beginning in Spring 2019, the program's curricular and co-curricular focus is on Contemporary Global Questions, from migration to sustainability to social identities. We are also exploring dual degree opportunities with U.C.O. and their students may participate in some of the Angers-based courses. The Fall courses approach these themes through the lenses of the Arts and Humanities and the Spring courses focus on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Natural Sciences with visiting faculty from St. Edward's campus in Austin.

How to Apply
Full consideration given to applications received before November 15, 2013. Skype interviews for first round. Please submit an on-line application at www.stedwards.edu/careers/


Submit on-line: 1) a letter of interest that highlights the required qualifications listed above and addresses how the candidate will build upon the study abroad experience in Angers around the program themes; 2) and a CV. Send three current letters of reference to: Angers Program Director Search Committee; School of Arts and Humanities; C/M Box 1033; 3001 S. Congress Avenue; Austin, TX 78704-6489. Skype interviewees will be asked to submit sample course syllabi, student evaluations, and official transcripts prior to the interview.
St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18116
Posted: 10/10/2018
Available: Fall 2019

 

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