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Preceptor in French - Harvard University

Position Title Preceptor in French School Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Department/Area Romance Languages and Literatures Position Description The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures seeks applications for a Preceptor in French. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2021. The preceptor will be responsible for teaching two courses per semester at the intermediate and advanced levels. Administrative duties include assisting with training and supervising teaching fellows and curriculum development (intermediate/advanced levels). This is a two-year appointment, pending first year review, with the possibility of reappointment, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization. Basic Qualifications The successful applicant should be well versed in the issues of teaching French as a foreign language. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with language course coordination and teaching fellow supervision. Specialization in language pedagogy and second language acquisition is highly desirable as well as experience teaching language courses through current events, media, and contemporary film. Applicants should have native or near-native proficiency in French. Additional Qualifications A strong doctoral record is preferred as well as working knowledge of instructional technology. Special Instructions Please submit the following documents through the ARIeS portal (

Applications must be submitted no later than March 15th . 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy) 4. Teaching materials (e.g., teaching chart listing courses taught in reverse chronological order; representative syllabi; teaching evaluations) 5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. 6. Names and contact information of at least three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Contact Information Chair, Preceptor in French Search Committee c/o Katherine Killough, Language Program Coordinator 436 Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.