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Department  of World Languages & Cultures Job Openings


The Department of World Languages & Cultures at Georgia State University anticipates hiring a full-time, non-tenure-track, Lecturer in French effective August 2022, pending budgetary approval. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French or Francophone Studies or Applied Linguistics or a directly related field by the time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in French and English, demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, and have experience with current practices for teaching French as a second language. We seek a candidate passionate about teaching French and Francophone Studies at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The teaching load is 4/4 with opportunities to teach in the Summer or lead study abroad programs. Priority will be given to candidates who specialize in Second Language Acquisition, but the search committee will also consider applicants with interest and experience in Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation, or Technology for Education. The successful candidate should be prepared to engage actively with a diverse student body, participate in the development of the undergraduate curriculum and pedagogical materials, collaborate on language assessment and placement, and other matters related to the French and Francophone Studies program. The successful candidate will be committed to engaging in outreach activities, cultural and academic life of the Department.

The French program focuses on modern and contemporary French and Francophone studies and counts an average of 600 undergraduate students. WLC counts an average of 50 MA students. Our French and Francophone Studies program is committed to language proficiency, experiential learning and diversity. We have established exchange programs with Paris, Bordeaux, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, and Morocco; and soon with Senegal. We also count a study abroad program in Tours.

The Atlanta area has a very important Francophone community from diverse countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, Switzerland, to name a few) and our program attracts many Francophone learners/Heritage speakers at the BA and MA levels. More than 350 French companies are located in the Southeastern region as well as the French Consulate, the Franco-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Québec Trade Office. Our French and Francophone Studies program grants students with internship/externship opportunities with human rights organizations, NGOs, and French businesses.

The department offers a dual BA-MA program in French and has recently revamped both the BA and MA degrees to create undergraduate and graduate programs with an overt focus on career readiness, intercultural competence, and social justice.

Send via email to wlcsearch@gsu.edu: an application letter (addressing teaching interests and methodologies), a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity statement (addressing past, ongoing, and anticipated activities to promote equity, diversity and inclusion through teaching and service), and 3 current letters of recommendation.

Review begins November 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.

GSU is a highly diverse R-1 research university that sits in the heart of downtown Atlanta. It boasts the largest enrollment in the state (54k) and is in the top ten in the nation in overall number of students. GSU is well known nationally as a key leader in student success for graduating students at the same rate without regard to race, gender, or socioeconomic status. GSU is highly entrepreneurial in its approach, ranking as the second most innovative university in the country and third in undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report. It ranks among the most diverse universities in the country and draws students from every state and 159 nations. The University offers over 60 undergraduate majors and over 200 distinct academic programs, many of which are nationally ranked.

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at Georgia State University anticipates hiring a full-time tenure track assistant professor in Latinx Studies effective August 2022, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, and particularly in the field of Latinx Studies. To achieve WLC’s stated goals of developing intercultural competence and increasing global awareness, we are especially interested in candidates whose work has a specific focus on the culture and history of Spanish-speaking populations in the United States. This position will play a vital role in the newly developed BA and MA programs by focusing on questions of Latinx identity, language, and social justice. WLC aims to collaborate with other units to develop a Latinx Studies minor and this position would contribute to its development. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to advise students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines is key. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. as an essential qualification and a research record in Latinx Studies, must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English and must be able to teach all levels of Spanish, but specifically 3000-level and 4000-level courses for the major, and specialized courses in the MA program.

According to the US Census, Georgia’s Latinx population nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. It is now estimated at over a million, making it the nation’s tenth largest. A growing percentage of Georgia’s K-12 and college students identify as Latinx, Latino/a, or Hispanic. Over the past two decades, the Latinx community has played an increasingly vital role culturally, economically, and politically in the Southeast, the region where this demographic is expanding most rapidly. Owing in part to Georgia’s changing demographics, there is a rising demand for courses with Latinx-Studies content.

Georgia State University is a leading R-1 university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. It is one of the University System of Georgia’s four research universities, the largest institution of higher education by enrollment in the state (54K) and is in the top ten in the nation in the number of students. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Its Department of World Languages & Cultures is committed to serving the majority-minority student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The Atlanta metro area is home to a growing Latinx population and seat of a Consulate General of many Spanish-speaking countries.

Applicants should send (a) a letter of interest that includes a field of research, accomplishments, goals and commitment to diversity; (b) philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (c) a curriculum vita; (d) representative publications; and (e)

3 current letters of recommendation via email to wlcsearch@gsu.edu

Review begins December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected clas.  An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at Georgia State University anticipates hiring a full-time tenure track assistant professor in Afro-Hispanic Studies beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year effective August 2022 (Fall semester) pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates with an active and cutting-edge research agenda, engaged teaching that implements high impact pedagogical practices, and a dedication to service, especially in the area of engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences.

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, less than a mile from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Georgia State University is a leading R-1 university that exemplifies the social impact of higher education. One of four University System of Georgia research universities, Georgia State boasts the largest enrollment in the state (54k) and is in the top ten in the nation in overall number of students. The student body at Georgia State is one of the most diverse in the country and the university graduates more African-American students than any institution in the United States. The Department of World Languages and Cultures seeks a dynamic colleague who will align with the values of the university, integrate with the impactful curriculum and research in the department, connect with the interests of students, and bridge their academic interests with those of the surrounding metropolitan Atlanta community.

The department has recently revamped both the BA and MA degrees to create undergraduate and graduate programs with an overt focus on language proficiency, intercultural competence, and social justice. This position would play a vital role in those programs, as well as innovative certificate programs and an anticipated minor in Latinx Studies. This position will also collaborate with colleagues across campus to further growing attention on Africana Studies and the African Diaspora.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. as an essential qualification, must have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, and must be able to teach all levels of Spanish, but specifically 3000-level and 4000-level courses for the major and specialized courses in the MA program. Applicants should have a record of scholarship that addresses people of African descent, whether descendants of the transatlantic slave trade or of subsequent waves of migration and their communities in Latin America and/or Spain. This scholarship should address relations between Afro-Hispanic people and other cultures and languages, broadly defined, and/or studies of the African presence and influence in the Hispanic world. The area of specialization is open to any time period. Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in academia are encouraged to apply, though all candidates who meet the above criteria will be considered.

Applicants should send (a) a letter of interest that includes a field of research, accomplishments, goals and commitment to diversity; (b) philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (c) a curriculum vita; (d) representative publications; and (e) 3 current letters of recommendation via email to wlcsearch@gsu.edu.

Review begins December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

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