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French Assistant Professor (Teaching), Division of French and Francophone Studies, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 31444
Location: Main Campus
Updated May 16, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.


The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary invites applications for a contingent term position in French, at the rank of Assistant Professor (Teaching). This is a 2-year term effective July 1, 2024. The area of specialization is the teaching of French Second Language.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach seven undergraduate courses in French language and culture in a twelve-month cycle. They will also be expected to participate in curriculum/program and materials development, maintain currency in the scholarship of teaching at university level language programs, and may participate in course coordination and student mentoring. Service to the department and University is also expected.

To be considered, applicants must possess an MA in a relevant area of French studies. French must be the main language research focus. Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level, as well as native or near-native competence in French are required. Teaching excellence can be demonstrated by presenting a record of relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level, evidence of pedagogical innovation, experience with developing undergraduate curricula and student supervision and mentorship.

The Division of French and Francophone Studies is a research-intensive unit within the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures with high standards in teaching, research, and community engagement. We encourage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly value collaboration. For more information about the School, please visit

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the “Apply Now” link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four attachments, in pdf format, should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

  • Application letter written in French
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Teaching dossier with sample of course outlines
  • Concise statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy written in French
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • One-page statement outlining the applicant’s contributions or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and your ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student body

Three academic letters of reference should be sent directly to the School at [email protected] by the deadline indicated below. To facilitate the review process, candidates are encouraged to limit their application to the above-mentioned materials.

To ensure their full consideration, complete applications (including all reference letters) must be submitted by June 14, 2024 and should be addressed to:
Dr. Mark Conliffe, Director
School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
E-mail: [email protected]


L’École de langues, linguistique, littératures et cultures de l’Université de Calgary sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de chargé de cours à temps plein d’une durée de deux ans (Two-Year Contingent Term Instructor), dans le domaine de l’enseignement du français langue seconde. La date d’entrée en fonction pour ce poste est le 1er juillet 2024.

Le/La candidat(e) sélectionné(e) sera appelée à enseigner sept cours de premier cycle en langue et culture françaises, dans un cycle de douze mois. Le/La candidat(e) sélectionné(e) devra également participer à l’élaboration du curriculum/programme et du matériel pédagogique; être à jour dans le domaine de recherche de la pédagogie de l’enseignement au niveau universitaire ; et participer à la coordination des cours ainsi qu’au mentorat des étudiants. Les services au département et à l'université sont également attendus.

Le/la candidate doit posséder une maîtrise dans un domaine des études françaises. Les travaux de recherche doivent porter sur le français. Une preuve démontrée de l'excellence de l'enseignement au niveau postsecondaire, ainsi qu'une compétence native ou quasi native en français sont requises. L'excellence en enseignement peut être démontrée en présentant un dossier d'expérience d'enseignement au niveau postsecondaire, des preuves d'innovation pédagogique, une expérience en élaboration de programmes de premier cycle, en supervision et en mentorat des étudiants.

La Division des études françaises et francophones est une unité à forte intensité de recherche au sein de l'École des langues, linguistique, littératures et cultures avec des normes élevées en matière d'enseignement, de recherche et d'engagement communautaire. Nous encourageons les approches interdisciplinaires et multidisciplinaires de la recherche et de la formation, et valorisons fortement la collaboration. Pour plus d'informations sur l'École, veuillez visiter

Les personnes intéressées sont encouragées à soumettre une demande en ligne via le lien «Apply Now». Veuillez noter que le système ne permet que quatre pièces jointes. Vos quatre pièces jointes, au format pdf, doivent être organisées de manière à contenir les éléments suivants (ce qui peut vous obliger à fusionner des documents):

  • Une lettre de motivation rédigée en français
  • Un curriculum vitae détaillé
  • Un dossier pédagogique avec un échantillon de plans de cours
  • Un exposé concis de la philosophie pédagogique du/de la candidate rédigé en français
  • Des preuves d’excellence pédagogique
  • Une déclaration d’une page décrivant les contributions avérées ou potentielles, à l'équité, la diversité et l'inclusion (EDI), ainsi que la capacité à travailler avec une population étudiante internationale et culturellement diversifiée. 

Trois lettres de recommandation académiques doivent être également envoyées directement à l’adresse [email protected], à la date limite indiquée ci-dessous. Afin de faciliter le processus d'examen, les candidates sont priées de limiter leur dossier de candidature aux documents susmentionnés.

Pour être prises en compte, les dossiers complets (y compris toutes les lettres de recommandation) doivent être soumis au plus tard le 14 juin 2024 à:
Dr. Mark Conliffe, Director
School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
E-mail: [email protected]


The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, click here.

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