Haitian Studies Association


University of Chicago – Assistant Instructional Professor in French and Haitian Kreyol (Mar. 25, 2021)

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a full-time, one-year renewable, benefits-eligible, position, at the Assistant Instructional Professor level, in French and Haitian Kreyol. The Assistant Instructional Professor will be assigned to the French Language Program in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures.

Responsibilities will include teaching seven language courses per year, of which at least two will be in Kreyol, across three quarters. Other duties may include offering independent studies in French and/or Kreyol as directed, community outreach, advising registered student organizations in French and/or Kreyol, the promotion of the French and/or Kreyol language programs, acting as a study abroad office liaison and/or undergraduate adviser, and work with Course Share or similar platforms.

Required are ACTFL Superior-level proficiency (or equivalent) in French and Kreyol, and Advanced-level (or equivalent) proficiency in English. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their language proficiency via certification or in the interview process. Candidates must hold an advanced degree in a related discipline, and have a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level. Specialized training in second language acquisition, second language pedagogy and/or assessment is highly desirable. Experience with materials development is highly desirable. All instructional professors are expected to engage in regular professional development.

This appointment will start on September 1, 2021.

This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/84391

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter of interest written in English; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample teaching materials including a unit plan for an elementary-level Kreyol language class (max. 10 pages total, written in Kreyol) and a summary of its learning objectives (in English or French); and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Upon request, applicants should be prepared to provide a video demonstrating their classroom teaching,

Application deadline is March 25, 2021. Only completed applications will be considered. For further questions about this position, please contact Guillaume Beaudin, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, gbeaudin@uchicago.edu

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.