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French Linguistics

Assistant Professor

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (the French Program) and the Linguistics Program ( at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in French Linguistics. The successful candidate will teach French linguistics, French language and general phonology. His/her research will complement that of colleagues who work in linguistics and applied linguistics. A Ph.D. degree in French linguistics completed by August 1, 2014 is a must. In addition to having experience and expertise in French linguistics and phonology, the candidate must have a native or near-native command of both French and English, demonstrated interests in promoting effective language teaching, and experience teaching at the college level. Duties include teaching two courses per semester (undergraduate and graduate), developing a strong research agenda, and departmental and university service. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype in late December.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations, sample syllabi), representative scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation to:

Recruitment Coordinator

French Linguistics Search

USC Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

1620 College St. RM 917

Columbia, SC 29208

For full consideration by the search committee, complete applications should be received no later than November 1, 2013.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is proud to be home to the tenth ranked public Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in the nation (NRC 2010) and to a new Ph.D. in Spanish. We are also home to internationally known scholars in language acquisition, children’s literature, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Russian, and Arabic. The department provides instruction in 14 languages and offers undergraduate majors in 6 different programs, teacher certification in 4 language programs, and Master’s degrees in Comparative Literature, French, German, and Spanish. The Department is a campus leader in the study and use of instructional technology, and the home of innovative programs that move learning beyond the traditional classroom.

Linguistics at USC is comprehensive in its scope, interdepartmental in nature, and interdisciplinary in orientation. It is committed to illuminating the important role of language and its study to all aspects of our lives. Its core mission is to train students to pursue research and teach in a wide range of linguistic sub-disciplines. It draws its faculty from Anthropology; English; Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Philosophy; Psychology; the English Programs for Internationals; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Computer Science & Engineering; and Education. The Program offers MA and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics, as well as a graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). At the undergraduate level it offers a minor in Linguistics.

The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of a greater metropolitan area with a population over 750,000.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.