Assistant Professor of French Language and Culture (closed)

Date Posted: 10/01/2013

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full time tenure-track assistant professorship in French Language and Culture, beginning in August of 2014. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach all levels of French language courses from 101 through 400-level, and also to develop upper-level (300 and 400) courses to continue to improve students’ linguistic proficiency and culture appreciation. 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.

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 2014.  To apply, please send 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 arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from referees to:

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

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer