Job Title: Instructor, Modern Languages
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Posting Type: Concurrent
Department/Program: Modern Languages
Subject Area: French
Description of Position:
The Department of Modern Languages is seeking a team-oriented French instructor committed to
serving students and working collaboratively with colleagues. The position involves the planning, teaching, and grading of introductory through advanced-intermediate French courses and the creation and the preparation of course materials. In addition to delivering high quality instruction the candidate is expected to contribute to the daily operations and new initiatives in the Modern Languages department. Consider applying if you have a strong commitment to serving students and enthusiasm for working with a team.
Currently available is one section of French 1115 (Beginner’s French I) for the spring 2019 semester.
Candidates are expected to have substantial experience in the following areas:
- Teaching French language skills and grammar to non-native speakers
- Working with and developing educational technologies used in language instruction and learning
- Working closely and cooperatively with other instructors in an instructional environment
- Engaging students while effectively managing classroom conduct
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain currency and strive for excellence in instructional practices and approaches.
- Ensure effective use of available class and lab time, and maintain appropriate office hours.
- Follow the department’s current teaching and grading methods and work collaboratively in discussing and revising teaching methods and materials.
- Provide online and in-person advising to students and prospective students.
- Attend all department meetings and collaborate with colleagues in the development and revision of course materials and participate actively in program design and review.
- Maintain collegial working relationships and be a positive and active contributor to the Modern Languages department, the College, and the broader academic community.
- Ongoing instructors are required to participate in professional development which will also involve collaborative work.
- Ongoing instructors are expected to provide guidance to student extracurricular activities, such as the French Club.
- A minimum M.A. degree in French
- Three years of experience teaching French grammar to non-native speakers in a post- secondary setting
- Completion of courses or workshops on pedagogy, as well as training in the use of educational
- Excellent communication skills in both English and French (written and spoken); knowledge of a third language is an asset.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
Length of appointment: January 1 to April 30, 2019. May lead to additional work in the department.
Start Date: December 1, 2018, teaching begins January 1, 2019.
Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Employee Group: LFA
Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.
Competition No.: F069-18
Deadline: October 31, 2018
We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.