The department offers a BA in Foreign Languages with concentrations in Classics, French, German, and Spanish; an International Business Program (a joint BA in Foreign Languages and Business Administration); and, an MA in Foreign Languages, with areas of study in French, German, and Spanish. Other languages offered are Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian; and, the Department has several study abroad program options for students. Faculty have affiliations with the Shackouls Honors College, the Humanities Institute, the Cobb Institute and Gender Studies. The department has 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as dedicated cohorts of instructors and lecturers. Mississippi State University is a Carnegie doctoral/research extensive institution and is among the top 100 research institutions in the nation. Mississippi State University has an array of centers and institutes receptive to collaborative research.
Area of Specialization:
Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 16, 2021
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Instruction across sections of French I -IV with a 4/4 full-time teaching load. Summer teaching is often available, but not guaranteed. Coordinate French I-IV and work with graduate assistants. Participate in curriculum development.Service duties to the department include organization and promotion of French and Francophone cultural activities, the direction of language clubs, and participation on departmental committees. Serve as one of the department's undergraduate advisors. Participate in faculty meetings. Other duties as assigned.
M.A. in French from an accredited institution and native or near-native French fluency.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
PhD and two years teaching experience at the university level. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of French language and at least some regional dialects. Native or near-native fluency in French. Knowledge of the communicative approach to language teaching and ability to implement that approach. Some knowledge of French literature and very strong organizational skills.
Applications must be made online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu by searching JOB NO: 500649. Please attach a cover letter that outlines relevant experience and education, a current CV, a philosophy of education statement, and a copy of transcripts for each degree earned. Social Security number should be redacted prior to submitting transcripts online. A list of three references with the appropriate contact information is required. Note: original transcripts for all degrees will be required upon employment. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials promptly.
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Internal Number: 500649
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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