Assistant Professor of French Studies
York University
Canada

Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


Discipline/Field: French Studies
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: French Studies
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020



The Department of French Studies, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for a tenure-track teaching stream position in French Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, to provide leadership to enhance teaching and learning by contributing to curricular and pedagogical innovation both at the course and program levels, and to support curriculum delivery and development in both online and in-class formats. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


Required qualifications include a PhD in French Studies or Francophone Studies, or a PhD equivalent or a specialized doctorate, such as an Ed.D., along with a substantial record of professional experience teaching French as a second language (FSL) in a university setting, using both in-class and online delivery formats. Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of transition pedagogy and First-Year experience is required, along with native or near-native fluency in spoken and written French and English. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, and the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to FSL teaching, and to curricular design. The successful candidate will demonstrate a reflective approach to teaching innovation.


Preferred qualifications include a record of pedagogical innovation in areas such as active and interactive techniques of intercultural communication, experiential education and community-based learning, technology enhanced learning and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also required to provide evidence of leadership, and teamwork experience, as well as service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.


York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Christiane Dumont, Chair, Department of French Studies at frenchr@yorku.ca


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416.736.5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University's Affirmative Action Program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.


Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which presents evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching (to include a teaching statement, sample course outlines, student evaluations, teaching reviews and awards, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy) and three signed confidential letters of recommendation through the online application system at apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on Friday January 17, 2020.


Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidates qualifications and experience in relation to the position.


Questions may be addressed to Professor Christiane Dumont, Chair of the Department of French Studies, LA&PS, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, frenchr@yorku.ca.


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is February 14, 2020.


Posting End Date: February 14, 2020

 


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