Assistant Professor, French (Second Language Acquisition)

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Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Modern Languages & Literature
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rollins, a private liberal arts college in central Florida, invites applications for a tenure-track position to teach French language courses at all levels and other topic courses, beginning Fall 2020. Candidates with expertise in Second Language Acquisition preferred, particularly those with knowledge of pedagogical content development, curricular design, and innovative methods and approaches in language teaching. Arabic speaking and teaching abilities would be highly considered.

Special preference will be given to those candidates with experience in study abroad, service learning, as well as instructional technology in language instruction. The preferred candidate will be able to make meaningful contributions and increase the diversity of the Department´s course offerings as well as across campus programs, such as African Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, our general education “foundations seminars,” etc. The teaching load is 3/3.


  • A Ph.D. in French Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or Second/Foreign Language Acquisition at the time of the appointment
  • Native or near-native fluency in French, English (and Arabic)
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in the liberal arts
  • Verifiable teaching experience in the liberal arts
  • Capability to offer courses for heritage speakers and non-traditional students
  • Ability to contribute to, help foster, and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks #1 or #2 annually among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Teaching statement
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference
  5. Three complete sets of teaching evaluations from the past five years

Any questions should be sent directly to: Patricia Tomé, Ph.D., Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, Rollins College.

Preference will be given to candidates who apply by August 15, 2019. Review of candidates will begin on August 20, 2019. The position is open until filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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