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Last updated: 15, July, 2020

One-year Instructor/Lecturer Position in French (eligible for re-appointment) University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

We invite highly qualified applicants to submit materials to be considered to join the French language program. Norman, Oklahoma, the home of our flagship university, has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time, one-year position in French for the 2020-21 academic year, pending budgetary approval. Start date is August 16, 2020 (arrival in Norman, Oklahoma to complete new hire paperwork) through May 15, 2021.

Duties include teaching three or four French language courses per semester (minimum of 22- 26 credit hours per year). Instructors will attend all meetings and workshops related to lower-division French and complete tasks (such as participation in preparing some course materials and holding office hours) for the section as required.

The position, which comes with full benefits, pays $36,750 per year for candidates with an MA and $41,750 per year for candidates with a PhD. See cost of living calculator to determine salary value in Norman, Oklahoma vis-à-vis other US cities: http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/. For information about the department, please visit http://modlang.ou.edu/.

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.A. degree in French, French Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy or Education, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field that provides expertise in language teaching and learning
  • experience teaching (or TA-ing) French language to English-speaking students at the college level
  • native or near-native fluency in French
  • and excellent command of English.

Instructions to apply:

Include in application:

  • A brief cover letter detailing how the candidate meets the minimum requirements above.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • MA (and PhD if applicable) transcripts (unofficial .pdf is okay).
  • Minimum of 2 full sets of recent teaching evaluations. (if none, please email)
  • A list of two-to-three references from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field.
  • Please send completed application in a single email to: Dr. Michael Winston, mewinston@ou.edu, Associate Professor of French, and cc: Ms. Audrey Townsend, actownsend@ou.edu, French Language Coordinator.
  • Please use “French Instructor Application” in subject line of email.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eoo, and in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.

One-year Instructor/Lecturer Positions in Spanish (eligible for re-appointment) University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

We invite highly qualified applicants to submit materials to be considered to join a thriving and successful Spanish language program of nearly 100 majors and 600 minors in a vibrant university town. Norman, Oklahoma, the home of our flagship university, has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for full-time, one-year positions in Spanish for the 2020-21 academic year, pending budgetary approval. Start date is August 16, 2020 (arrival in Norman, Oklahoma to complete new hire paperwork) through May 15, 2021.

Duties include teaching three or four Spanish language courses per semester (minimum of 22- 26 credit hours per year). Instructors will attend all meetings and workshops related to lower-division Spanish and complete tasks (such as participation in preparing some course materials and holding office hours) for the section as required.

The position, which comes with full benefits, pays $36,750 per year for candidates with an MA and $41,750 per year for candidates with a PhD. See cost of living calculator to determine salary value in Norman, Oklahoma vis-à-vis other US cities: http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/. For information about the department, please visit http://modlang.ou.edu/.

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.A. degree in Spanish, Spanish Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy or Education, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field that provides expertise in language teaching and learning
  • experience teaching Spanish language to English-speaking students at the college level
  • native or near-native fluency in Spanish
  • and excellent command of English.

Apart from the minimum requirements, candidates with experience teaching Spanish for the professions or translation studies are encouraged to apply.

Instructions to apply:

Include in application:

  • A brief cover letter detailing how the candidate meets the minimum requirements above.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume.
  • MA (and PhD if applicable) transcripts.
  • Minimum of 2 full sets of recent teaching evaluations.
  • Three letters of recommendation under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field.
  • Please send completed application in a single email to: Dr. Marcelo Rioseco, Associate Professor of Spanish (email: mrioseco@ou.edu), with the exception of the letters of recommendation under separate cover.
  • Please use “Spanish Instructor Application” in subject line of email; recommenders may use “Spanish Instructor Letter” in email.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution www.ou.edu/eoo, and in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.