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Senior Lecturer in French and Portuguese

University of Chicago (UC)

January 12, 2019
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Chicago, Illinois

Academic/Faculty, International Affairs/Studies


The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a Senior Lecturer in French and Portuguese. This is a full-time position with a five-year renewable term, to start as soon as possible.As Program Director the Senior Lecturer will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the French Language Program in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, including the supervision of language lecturers teaching in the program who are represented by the Service Employee International Union. The annual teaching load will be six language courses in French and/or Portuguese, reduced to at least four while serving as Program Director.Required are a near native or ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in French and Portuguese, an advanced degree in a related discipline, and broad teaching practice at the college or post-secondary level. Specialized training in second language acquisition is highly desirable. practice developing and teaching with authentic material and practice in curricular coordination is required. candidates need to demonstrate the capability to design and articulate curricula across multiple sections and level and to work effectively with faculty members. The prosperous candidate will be the manager of unionized lecturers, with responsibility for directing and evaluating their work, and, if necessary, for corrective action. The Program Director also will supervise graduate student language teachers. In addition, the Program Director will manage all pedagogical, administrative, and financial aspects of a language program, and provide pedagogical training and mentoring to language lecturers and graduate students. This is an annual position: prosperous candidates must remain engaged with the program during all four academic quarters.To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website,, and select requisition #04029. candidates must upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter of interest, sample student teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, a vision statement for the French program, and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Career Opportunities application system.Application deadline for all required materials is January 23, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered.Contact Us by Guillaume Beaudin ( with any questions. Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

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