Summary of Duties: The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race, a newly created School offering degrees in five languages, cultures and social sciences at Washington State University, invites applications for a non tenure-track, Teaching Assistant Professor position in French & Spanish. Preferred expertise is French/Francophone studies or cinema with additional ability to teach Spanish language and Spanish film and/or Hispanic studies.
The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of the department, enhance our course offerings in French, and contribute to our College of Arts & Sciences' commitment to foster international engagement and cultivate intercultural understanding among our students. The position entails a teaching load of four 3-credit courses or three 4-credit courses (12 credits per semester). Courses will be a mix of language and upper-level courses primarily in French and some in Spanish. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students and to provide service by participating in one or two school or college-level committees.
Required Qualifications: A completed PhD in French (or equivalent degree) with Spanish as a secondary specialty is required at the start date of the appointment (August 16, 2020). Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French and Spanish, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate strong evidence of an ongoing commitment to teaching excellence.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.