The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

French Studies Lecturer

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
1 year Term Position in French

 The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies of the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a one-year limited term faculty position in French Studies at the rank of Lecturer ($77,613 floor salary) effective July 1st 2017. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Successful candidates will have native or near-native proficiency in French and English and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching French classes of various levels. A Ph.D. in French is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a teaching and research focus on an area of Cultural Studies in French (film studies, critical theory, postcolonial literature, pop culture, media or technology etc.) or specialize in the Didactics of French as a Second Language. Experience and expertise in the use of computer-based language instructional will be considered an asset.

The candidate will teach courses of various levels of French language as well as senior courses in their area of specialization and will be expected to contribute to the administrative duties and to the research, scholarly, and artistic work activities of the department.

The Department comprises French, Spanish and German, and is housed in the College of Arts & Science which offers a dynamic combination of programs in the Humanities and Fine Arts, the Social Sciences and the Sciences and emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international engagement.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000. The university is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities.

Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Department Head and forward their CV, examples of recent publications and teaching evaluations as well as a statement of their philosophy of teaching to:

Dr. Stella Spriet, Head
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A5
Phone: 306.966.5648 |Fax: 306.966.5782
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Electronic submission of documents is preferred. The Department will accept applications until the position is filled but consideration of candidates will begin on May 26, 2017 with provisional plans for online interviews during the week of June 12-16, 2017.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.