Assistant Professor of French Language and Culture

Date Posted: 09/26/2016

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full time tenure-track assistant professorship in French Language and Culture, beginning in August of 2017.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach all levels of French language courses from beginning to advanced. She/he will also be able to teach courses on specialized topics in French language and francophone culture in French to students of French as a foreign language.  Special consideration will be given to those with degrees in (applied) linguistics, anthropology, or a related filed.  The standard full-time teaching load at SUA is two courses per semester, and one course in SUA’s cross-disciplinary general education curriculum (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; for course descriptions see our catalog at  The teaching load per academic year is five courses.

SUA offers a challenging program in liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim, and a strong emphasis on international/intercultural exposure.  All undergraduates must complete four semesters of foreign (non-English) language coursework at SUA, and study abroad for one semester during their junior year.  The university aims to foster rewarding intellectual relationships among faculty, and between faculty and students through collaboration and mentoring.  An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom, and human rights is the founding impetus for the university and its mission.


Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate area, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Benefits and salary:  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.  All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your application through Interfolio by November 21, 2016.  Please submit the following documents: cover letter (a letter of application), a curriculum vitae, sample publications or internet links to publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching statement (one-page statement of teaching philosophy), and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from referees).

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer