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Lecturer: French

Application Window

Open date: November 17th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Oct 25, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Lecturer: French

Apply by January 8, 2021 for primary consideration.

The Department of French and Italian at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for possible temporary Lecturer positions (part-time or full-time) should vacancies appear. Appointments will vary in percentage of time and will range from one quarter to one year, and from one course up to a maximum of eight courses a year, with the limited possibility of reappointment dependent on performance, departmental need, and funding.

Applicants must possess a minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent foreign degree in French, Applied Linguistics, or a related field and have two years of experience teaching French in a college or university at the time of application. Experience in Communicative Language Teaching, Direct Method, and Form-Focused grammar is preferable. Experience teaching upper-division language and literature courses, French for Heritage Speakers, and French for speakers of Spanish is also desirable. Native-level proficiency in French is required. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and contact information for 3 references. Teaching evaluations are optional (and will be required for finalists).

The Program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time. All application materials must be submitted online via UC Recruit at

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship. Also, please note that the Department cannot reimburse travel or moving expenses for interviewing or relocating to our campus and that benefits such as health insurance may only be allocated to full-time employees.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations - Will be required for finalists

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA