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Instructor, French

The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Instructor in the area of French Language Pedagogy with appointment beginning Aug. 16, 2024.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach as needed lower- and upper-division online, in-person, and hybrid courses in French and English, to hold office hours, and to work closely with the program director and coordinators of the French program to prepare course materials, assessment, syllabi and assignments. This is an in-person, full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug.16–May 15). A typical full-time course load is four classes per academic semester. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, the needs of the university and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses.

Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU has to offer.

Minimum qualifications:

  • M.A. in French, or related field, by time of appointment.
  • Three years experience in higher education teaching French language courses.
  • Evidence of effective online teaching.
  • Evidence of native or near-native proficiency in both French and English.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in French literature, French linguistics, applied linguistics or a related field by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated experience with French program promotion and outreach to diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated evidence of research interests related to French language or Francophone culture.
  • Demonstrated expertise in French teaching methodologies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in appropriate technologies in language instruction.

Application instructions

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply electronically by submitting a complete dossier that consists of the following:

  • Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, and how the applicant's experiences fit the qualifications listed above.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations).
  • Contact information for 3 references.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. The cover letter can be addressed to Mark Cruse, Search Committee Chair. 

The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2024. If the position is not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed.

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at mcruse@asu.edu.

Equal employment opportunity statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. For more information, see ASU's full nondiscrimination statement and Title IX statement

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Graduate program student services support coordinator

The School of International Letters and Cultures is seeking a qualified, collaborative and highly motivated individual to coordinate activities and functions of eight PhD and MA programs on world languages, literatures and cultures. Under the supervision of the director and graduate advisor, the candidate will assist with the school's implementation of the goals and objectives of these programs in accordance with established priorities, time limitations and quality customer service by using comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum, course content and activities of the programs to support more than one hundred graduate students and faculty of the school.

The position is located on ASU's Tempe campus in Durham Hall. After an initial training and onboarding period, a remote work schedule of up to two days per week could be requested.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and three years of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues pertaining to area of assignment.
  • Experience in coordinating and prioritizing work and activities of self and others.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Canvas learning management system.
  • Experience in working effectively in a multicultural environment subject to changing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Evidence of a foreign language or area studies graduate degree.
  • Experience in business computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of graduate admissions practices and principles.

To apply, please fill out and submit the online application

Instructor, American Sign Language

The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus seeks applications for the position of instructor in American Sign Language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and upper-division American Sign Language courses at all levels (elementary through advanced level) in in-person, hybrid and asynchronous modalities; hold office hours; and work closely with the program coordinator to prepare syllabi, lectures, class materials and class assignments. This is an in-person, full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (August–May). A typical full-time course load is four courses per academic semester. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, the needs of the university and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. The anticipated start date is January 2024.

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers. Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Minimum qualifications:

  • M.A. in American Sign Language pedagogy, deaf Studies, applied linguistics, linguistics, ASL interpreting or a related field, by appointment time.
  • Three years of classroom experience teaching American Sign Language courses as the primary instructor or an auxiliary instructional position for in-person, hybrid, and asynchronous modalities.
  • Evidence of effective teaching or effectiveness in a highly related auxiliary role.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both American Sign Language and English.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate ASL language courses that complement the School’s program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in immersion teaching, hybrid teaching, online teaching and appropriate technologies in language instruction.
  • Experience with ACTFL proficiency standards and proficiency-based approaches to teaching American Sign Language.

To apply:

Applicants should apply online. Please submit electronically the following materials:

  1. Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy and how the applicant's experiences fit the abovementioned qualifications. 
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Evidence of teaching or auxiliary role effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations).
  4. Contact information for three references (the names, positions, and email addresses).

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. A cover letter can be addressed to the search committee chair, Hannah Cheloha. 

Initial deadline Dec. 2, 2023. If not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. 

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at Hannah.cheloha@asu.edu.

Equal employment opportunity statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. For more information, see ASU's full nondiscrimination statement and Title IX statement

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Assistant professor, Classics

The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in our faculty of Classics with a specialization in Latin literature, culture and language. Anticipated start date is Aug. 16, 2024.  Arizona State University is a public university like no other, eminent to preeminent in innovation, inclusiveness, and ambition.  The Classics faculty teach a growing number of inquisitive and engaged students in our two major programs in Classics and Classical Civilizations and our new minor in Classics, while the imagination and energy of our faculty reach a much larger number of students using our courses in other majors and programs. That teaching should be animated and enriched by a productive research program that takes advantage of ASU opportunities and that contributes meaningfully to international work in the broad domain of Latinity.
 
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses centered in Latin literature and Roman culture but ranging as widely as candidate enthusiasm and student interest allows (teaching load 2-2); conduct research; participate in service to the university and profession as appropriate to rank; and be a force for innovation and inclusion among colleagues and students.  Possible research partners at ASU include but are far from limited to the Institute for Humanities Research, the Desert Humanities initiative, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Dreamscape Learn (innovating virtual reality in pedagogy) and the ASU Veterans Center.
 
Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Classics or a closely related field at the time of hire.
  • Reading and scholarly proficiency in Latin.
  • Strong evidence of an active research program.
  • Demonstrated experience and imagination in teaching the literature, culture, and language of ancient Rome in multiple modalities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter. 

Desired qualifications:

  • Research focus in Latin texts and authors, with preference for work in fields where ASU aspires to distinction, including but not limited to environmental humanities, classical reception, veteran’s studies or digital humanities.
  • Reading and pedagogical proficiency in classical Greek.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new courses interpreting the ancient world to contemporary students, with resourceful use of emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated success engaging diverse student populations.

To apply:

Applicants should apply online. Please submit electronically the following materials:

  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. A letter addressed to Professor James J. O’Donnell, search committee chair, outlining research program, teaching philosophy and how the applicant's experiences fit the qualifications listed above.
  3. The names, positions and contact information (including email addresses) of three references, who may be contacted directly.  
  4. Documentation as available of success in teaching should also be provided.

Initial application deadline is December 16, 2023. If not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

Questions? For questions about the application process, please contact James J. O’Donnell at jod@asu.edu.

ASU operates under a charter that sets forth its ambitions and expectations of all who share in our work:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who embody that spirit.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)   

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Assistant or associate teaching professor, Russian

The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for for an assistant or associate teaching professor in the area of second language acquisition and language pedagogy. We seek a candidate who specializes in Russian second language acquisition and language pedagogy with interests including Russian language outside of Russia, Russian language in global media and foreign influences in Russian language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach all levels of Russian to undergraduates, coordinate the Russian language program and participate in service to the unit, university and profession. Initial one-year contract, contingent on merit and funding, and the possibility for promotion. Competitive salary. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. 

Required qualifications

  • PhD (or equivalent degree) with a specialization in Russian second language acquisition, Russian language pedagogy or applied linguistics
  • Documented evidence of excellent teaching of all levels of Russian at a U.S. university
  • Demonstrated experience in proficiency-based language teaching and in language assessment up through ACTFL advanced mid (ILR 2) and above
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Russian and English
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principals of the ASU Charter (https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/asu-charter-mission-and-goals).

Desired qualifications

  • Ability to employ pedagogical technologies, including course management systems, digital media, and other tools as appropriate to deliver course content, facilitate student interaction and production and assess student outcomes.
  • Experience teaching intensive Russian courses.
  • ACTFL training and certification.
  • Professionally active in relevant professional organizations.
  • Experience in study abroad and public outreach.

The Russian program is thriving as one of the twenty languages offered at ASU's School of International Letters and Cultures. We rank among the largest US Russian programs in terms of majors, with more majors than minors. Last school year, our dedicated students won over thirty prestigious awards, including a Pickering Fellowship, a Boren, three Fulbright’s and two Critical Language Scholarships, in addition to four State Department internships and silver and bronze medals in the American Council of Teachers of Russian National Essay Contest. Key to their success are ASU’s Critical Languages Institute, where students study summers tuition free, in Tempe and in Bishkek, and the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, which has a Title VI National Resource Center with Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) funding.

ASU serves more than 80,000 students across five campuses, and has a rapidly growing online population. It was recently designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. Languages are flourishing: the School of International Letters and Culures teaches over 10,000 students each semester, with more minors than any program in the university, except business. ASU’s Tempe campus is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, in a state with spectacular nature, sublime winters and a culturally rich population, where diversity and socio-economic disparities demand new models of higher education (https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/). Learn more about the School of International Letters and Cultures and ASU at https://silc.asu.edu/ and what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer https://thecollege.asu.edu/recruitment. We work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community.

To apply: Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/135049. Please submit electronically the following materials:

  1. A current CV.
  2. A cover letter addressing how your education, teaching and experience fits the qualifications above.
  3. Teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi of recently taught courses at the intermediate and advanced levels, and student evaluations.
  4. The names, positions and contact information (including email addresses) for three references, who may be contacted at a later stage in the search.

Initial application deadline is December 6, 2023. If not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Questions? For questions about the application process, please contact Hilde Hoogenboom at Hilde.Hoogenboom@asu.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full nondiscrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX. In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Faculty associate, 2023–24 academic year

The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University's Tempe Campus invites applications for faculty associates 

to teach lower and upper division language and content courses as needed by the individual programs in synchronous and asynchronous modes, plan lessons, prepare class materials, evaluate student work, and hold office hours to assist students for the 2023–24 academic year. We encourage applications for the following languages and related cultures: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Ancient Greek, Ancient Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

These positions are one semester appointments, part-time, non-benefits eligible with no tenure implications. A typical course load is one to two classes per semester.

Anticipated start date is fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment
  • Native/near-native fluency in the respective language
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness in related curriculum
  • Relevant post-secondary teaching experience

Desired qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment
  • Commitment to working with diverse faculty, staff, students and communities, and to advancing the ASU Charter.  

Application procedure:
Only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio:

  • Cover letter of application. 
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV). 
  • A summary of recent teaching evaluations or a letter written by a supervisor confirming teaching evaluations. 
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy. Unofficial graduate transcripts. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number).

Initial review of applications will begin July 17, 2023 and continue on a weekly basis in subsequent months throughout the academic year as needed until the search is closed. Faculty associate vacancy announcements will be posted on an annual basis. Applicants who are not hired within the current academic year are welcome to re-apply — applications do not roll forward from the previous pool recruitment.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law. For further information, see ASU’s Academic Affairs manual and Title IX Statement
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 vaccination: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

Instructional specialist PRN (Spanish)

Please visit the job listing on the ASU careers website by clicking on the applicable link below for more details and to apply.

External applicants, search job number 94161BR.
Internal applicants, search job number 94161BR.


Instructional Specialists form a part of the collaborative teaching structure. Their primary role is to provide students with feedback on a wide variety of assessments and to aid the instructor of record in various activities related to student language acquisition.

The successful candidate will assist faculty in section classes with raised enrollment and will be expected to grade writing assignments in a timely manner (within 72 hours), maintain communication with the instructor, provide specific and timely feedback to students, participate in the collaborative teaching structure of the course, complete all mandatory trainings, take part in the feedback loop to improve courses, and attend all required meetings.

Close date: Aug. 15, 2023 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed.  
 

Assistant professor, French

The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of French linguistics. We seek a candidate who specializes in French linguistics with a global focus and with interests including (but not limited to) French language outside of France, the use and status of French language in different social and cultural milieus, French language in global media, linguistic hybridity and foreign influences on French language, and the teaching of French as a foreign language. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research publishable in top-tier journals, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of classroom settings (in person, online, hybrid), and participate in service to the university and profession appropriate with rank. All tenure-track faculty in SILC engage in research, teaching, and service. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. 

Required qualifications

●      By time of appointment, PhD with a specialization in French Linguistics or a related field

●      Native or near-native proficiency in French and English

●      Strong evidence of (or demonstrated potential for) excellence in research and teaching

●      Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired qualifications

●      Publication record in French Linguistics and related fields

●      Secondary specialization or focus in Francophone studies, translation studies, comparative linguistics, environmental humanities, medical humanities, disability studies, European studies, or gender and sexuality studies

●      Ability to employ pedagogical technologies, including course management systems, digital media, and other tools as appropriate to deliver course content, facilitate student interaction and production, and assess student outcomes

●      Experience developing and teaching online classes

ASU serves more than 80,000 students across five campuses, and has a rapidly growing digital immersion population. The School of International Letters and Cultures is located on ASU’s Tempe campus. Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, where demographic change, cultural diversity, and socio-economic disparities demand new models of higher education, which are highly relevant to ASU’s charter (asu.edu/about/charter-mission-and-values).

ASU’s location offers the resources of a major metropolitan area (5+ million) in a state with spectacular natural scenery and recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population. Learn more about SILC and ASU at silc.asu.edu/ and newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/, respectively.

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting thecollege.asu.edu/faculty. Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education

At ASU and in the School of International Letters and Cultures, we work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law.

To apply

Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/132985. Please submit electronically the following materials:

1) A current CV;

2) A cover letter addressing research, teaching philosophy, and how your research informs your teaching, and how your experience fits the qualifications above;

3) Two recent sets of teaching evaluations;

4) The names, positions, and contact information (including email addresses) for three references, who may be contacted at a later stage in the search.

Initial deadline Oct. 25, 2023; application review will begin on November 8, 2023. If not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)   

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf.  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.