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Assistant Professor of Instruction in French

Northwestern University’s department of French and Italian invites applications for a continuing, full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible teaching-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction in French, to begin September 1, 2023. The initial term of the appointment will be three years.

The successful candidate will teach language and culture courses at all levels. Native or near native proficiency in French and in English and prior experience teaching French as FL/L2 are required. PhD in French, Second-Language Acquisition, or a related field is required and must be in hand by August 31, 2023. We are seeking an enthusiastic instructor who has relevant training and professional experience in second language acquisition, has demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of French language and culture using a proficiency-based communicative approach and who is familiar with current instructional technologies. Responsibilities include teaching six undergraduate courses distributed over three quarters, strong commitment to curricular and professional development, and course coordination. The successful hire is also expected to contribute to a mutually respectful, inclusive, and collaborative professional environment. Our department supports the professional growth of each faculty member in their field of specialty, and it is firmly committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity. 

Applicants should submit by Friday November 11 a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy including approaches to diversity and inclusion, course evaluations and three names of references who will write letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address excellence in teaching) should be submitted via this portal (

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Institutional Equity. Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations.  We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

For questions about the position and the submission process, please contact Elizabeth Murray (

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