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Instructor of French/Portuguese

University of South Carolina
Capitol, SC
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Instructor of French/Portuguese
College of Arts and Sciences
CAS Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
Location of Vacancy:
Columbia, SC
Part/Full Time:
Full Time
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Position Category:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis :
9 months
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Professional Track
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About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Inclusive Excellence Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is accepting applications for a full-time professional-track faculty position in French/Portuguese Language beginning August 16, 2022 at a 9-month salary of $43,500. This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on Dean's approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.
Duties: Teach four courses per semester, including Business French and Portuguese language; prepare course syllabi and handouts; evaluate and grade student course work, assignments and papers; maintain required records including student attendance and grades; maintain regularly scheduled office hours to assist students; participate in program and departmental meetings and activities, including program building. Course releases may be given to serve as the short-term study abroad liaison for the College of Arts and Sciences and Darla Moore School of Business and serve as strategic coordinator for student study in Latin America.

Candidates must complete an application and upload a CV, a cover letter that states interest in the position and outlines teaching experience and philosophy, and a list of three references with contact information by visiting this link: HR Contact: Carla Watson, or 803-777-4882.

Only applications submitted by July 14, 2022 will be considered.The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures consists of more than 150 full-time faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants. We offer undergraduate concentrations and minors in Arabic, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Comparative Literature and Foreign Language Teaching Certification. Our graduate program options include master's degrees in Comparative Literature, French, German and Spanish. We also offer Ph.D. programs in Comparative Literature and Spanish, and MAT degrees in Foreign Languages with emphasis in French, German, or Spanish.

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300-degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Required Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in French, Portuguese, or related field is required and must be in hand by August 1, 2022. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level and native or near-native fluency in French, Portuguese, and English is expected.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to implement evolving best practices in second language pedagogy and cultural knowledge instruction in the classroom; previous coordination of basic language courses; ACTFL certification; and experience teaching French and Portuguese language for the professions a plus.
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Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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