Professor of French Language and Culture (open rank)

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks a Professor of French Language and Culture (at any rank) to fill a full-time tenure-track position that begins in August 2018.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD in (applied) linguistics, cultural studies, or related fields; native or near-native command of French; demonstrable commitment to and excellence in teaching French language and culture courses at all levels to students of French as a foreign language; ability and willingness to teach across disciplines in some of SUA’s multi-disciplinary courses and to contribute to the General Education program.  The standard full-time teaching load at SUA is five courses per academic year: two courses each 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

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.

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 information:  To apply, please submit your application through Interfolio by November 17, 2017: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample publications or internet links to publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from referees).

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer