Adjunct French Faculty (Albion, MI)

Michigan, Part Time, College / University,

Location: Albion, MI

School Name: Albion College

Status: Part Time

Level: College / University 

Contact: Dr. Kalen Oswald, 

Description: Albion College invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor or Adjunct Assistant Professor of French. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and belonging. 

Duties include teaching two French language courses (currently FREN 101 and FREN 102 - pending enrollment) during Fall 2024. MA required, specialization open. Courses meet in person three times per week (MWF). The candidate is expected to provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and formats; provide timely and meaningful feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes in their acquisition of French language; engage students outside of class in support of their learning and the curriculum; support the College’s mission; satisfy campus expectations of faculty performance. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload with sensitivity and confidentiality. The ideal candidate would be an interdisciplinary scholar whose work engages students both in French pedagogy but also in areas related to either gender, international studies or other interdisciplinary subjects.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Albion College by showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body and, when possible, further diversifying the faculty and/or demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research.

Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education led by our teacher-scholar faculty. Our teacher-scholar model creates a vibrant community that cherishes faculty and student relationships and faculty scholarly contributions. We seek applicants with a passion for dynamic teaching, committed mentorship of students, and the liberal arts.

The person in this position will actively promote diversity, belonging and equity in all of their interactions with others on campus, especially historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff (e.g., those who are historically marginalized, first-generation, undocumented and DACA, LGBTQIA , BIPOC).

This position is not eligible for benefits
FLSA Classification: Salaried / Exempt / Teacher
Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time
Position Duration: 1 semester (16 weeks, August, 2024 – December 2024)
Compensation: $3,500 per 1 unit course

• Master’s degree in French required; Ph.D. or terminal degree preferred
• Experience in language instruction
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit an online application including a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement, diversity statement (a DEI statement should explain how you foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom and on campus through your teaching, research, and/or service) and 3 letters of reference. Applications materials should be submitted through Interfolio at:

Please contact Kalen Oswald (, Chair, Modern Languages and Cultures Department, for questions about the position or search.
A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students. It is situated in the culturally diverse community of the City of Albion in south-central Michigan. Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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