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Visiting Professor of French Language and Culture

Date Posted: 05/06/2011

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks applicants for a one-year visiting professorship (open rank) in French Language and Culture, beginning in August of 2011.  The university is adding French as a fourth language offered to undergraduates (in addition to Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish, already in place), and the successful candidate will teach first-year students at the 100- and 200-level, possibly 300-level as well.   The standard full-time teaching load at SUA is two courses per semester, and one three-week intersession course in January (the latter would be a seminar type of course in the instructor and/or students’ area of interest).

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.

Qualifications:  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 information:  Applications will be accepted immediately, and the position will remain open until filled or closed.  Start date for the position is August 2011.  To apply, please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from referees to:

LCP French visiting position,
c/o Edward M. Feasel, PhD
Dean of Faculty
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Email:  facultyrecruiting@soka.edu
Fax:  (949) 480-4263

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer