Saturday, August 11, 2012

University of Minnesota

2012/13 Teaching Specialists/Lecturers: French or Italian Languages
University of Minnesota 35 reviews - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
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Minimum qualifications include B.A. degree in French, Italian, or related field, with at least two years of teaching experience; or native speaker of French or Italian with at least the B.A. degree (any field) or its foreign equivalent and at least two years of teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications include M.A. or Ph.D. in French, Italian, or related field, and five years of teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and/or training in the University of Minnesota French or Italian program teaching methodology.

Applicants with a PhD will be appointed as Lecturers; Applicants with a BA or MA will be appointed as Teaching Specialists.


The Department of French and Italian in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota occasionally needs Lecturers or Teaching Specialists to teach French or Italian courses that cannot be staffed by regular French and Italian faculty or graduate students. Openings of this kind sometimes occur for teaching day, evening and Summer Session courses. The courses are primarily beginning or intermediate French or Italian language, with occasional advanced language, introductory or major French or Italian literature courses. Appointments will be part-time on a per semester basis or occasionally, for the entire academic year.

Program/Unit Description

The Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses on the language, literature, and culture of France, the broader Francophone world, and Italy.

At all levels, our courses are designed to provide the linguistic skills and to enhance the kind of critical thinking needed to explore other cultures, other historical periods, and to discover what makes them meaningful today.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Application Instructions

Please apply online via the Employment System at:

Individuals interested in being considered for Fall Semester 2012 (08/27/12 to 01/09/13) and Spring Semester 2013 (01/10/13 to 05/26/13) and who meet the qualifications listed below should submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for two references, and a letter of application indicating the areas he/she is competent to teach and which semesters she/he will be available.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 08/24/12 for Fall 2012 and 01/14/13 for Spring 2013.

Applications will not be acknowledged, and will only be reviewed when such openings occur.

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