Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer - French 2022 - 2023 (POOL), Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

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Position Title:
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer - French 2022 - 2023 (POOL)

Position Type:

Salary Range:

$8,175 for each 4- or 5- unit course


The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks applicants for Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (non-tenure track) positions to teach courses in French and Francophone Studies during the 2022 - 2023 academic year. Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need.

The successful candidate will teach no more than two courses in any quarter and no more than four total courses over the fall, winter and spring quarters. Santa Clara University is on the quarter system, and the quarters are 10 weeks long with an 11th week for final examinations. All classes will be presented in-person, however, if the county health and university health conditions deteriorate, the successful candidate may be asked to teach part of the course online. NOTE: This is an applicant POOL; as such, positions are hired only as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies with native- or near-native level fluency in French and English. Candidates with ABD or MA and commensurate teaching experience in French and Francophone Studies or closely-related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching French at the college/university level. Preference will be given to outstanding candidates who, in addition to TA experience, have a record of excellence in teaching French courses at least two or more years at the University level.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to serve as a mentor to students of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and expertise with communicatively-oriented, proficiency-based language instruction, ACTFL World Readiness Standards, and instructional technologies. Area of expertise is open but French Cultural Studies, Francophone Studies, Performance Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Applied Linguistics, Media Studies (Media Culture), or Translation and interpretation studies are desirable.
  • Ability to teach courses that connect with other disciplines (STEM, Business, Public Health, Environmental Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Art and Art History, Film Studies) and SCU Centers of Distinction (Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics) are also highly desirable.
  • Demonstration of inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.


Fulfill all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including but not limited to:

  • Teach no more than two courses per quarter and no more than four courses over three academic quarters (fall, winter, spring).
  • Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;
  • Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
  • Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
  • Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
  • Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;
  • Teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or work with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee
  • Work in conjunction with Language coordinator on course development, pedagogy and assessment.


This position does not require any service duties. You may be invited, but not required, to attend department meetings or activities.


Course start dates vary by quarter:

● Winter 2023 – Start Date: December 16, 2022

● Spring 2023 – Start Date: March 1, 2023



To be considered for the position, the following documents MUST be submitted:

  • Letter of interest, specifying qualifications, teaching experience and teaching philosophy
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching excellence, such as teaching evaluations and sample syllabi

Upon Request:

References and graduate transcripts should be made available upon request.

Work Authorization:

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , http://www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

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