Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

French (Lecturer)

4 Mar, 2019

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in French to commence July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate language courses in French at all levels, and engage in innovative curriculum development. Other responsibilities may include: student advising, recruitment and placement, TA training and supervision, curriculum development, and service on administrative committees as assigned by the Head. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year (typically expressed as eight 3-credit courses across the 12-month period of appointment) and service assignments.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of three years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association

Requirements: Ph.D. degree in French, Second Language Acquisition, French as a Foreign Language or a relevant field. Candidates with an M.A. degree combined with significant teaching experience will also be considered. Candidates must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills in French, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate established competence in foreign language pedagogy, technology-assisted instruction, and knowledge of current issues and methods in teaching French as a second language. A good understanding of CEFR-informed teaching and assessment practices is an asset.

The closing date for receipt of applications is April 8, 2019. Applications are to be submitted via this online form: Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, student evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also include a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the above deadline, via email to with the subject line “Lecturer position in French.” Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of FHIS, Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, at

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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