World Languages and Cultures (WLC) in the School of Language, Culture, and Society invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time French Instructor positions to teach on a term-by-term basis for the 2020-2021 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Director.
Instructors may be needed to teach 1 to 4 on-campus or Ecampus undergraduate courses in French.
The primary mission of the World Languages and Cultures program is undergraduate education in language and culture. The program currently offers BA degrees in French, German, and Spanish both online and through the main Corvallis campus, and is in the process of implementing a consolidated BA degree in World Languages and Cultures. The program offers undergraduate minors in Asian Language and Culture (with concentrations in Chinese or Japanese), French, German, and Spanish as well as basic language instruction in American Sign Language and Korean. WLC provides cultural education about additional regions and courses in linguistics to English speakers.
The WLC program promotes a view of language that acknowledges the fundamental multilingual nature of world cultures and recognizes that identities, languages, and cultures may transcend political borders. WLC faculty seek to create a transformative learning environment that encourages inquisitiveness, critical thinking, and empathy around issues of language and culture.
World Languages and Cultures is part of the School of Language, Culture, and Society, which also includes Anthropology, College Student Services Administration, Ethnic Studies, and Women Studies. The School has a central focus on global justice with emphases in social and environment justice, food insecurity, and Latino/a studies.
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