Instructor of French (tenure-track)

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and educational leadership position in French at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2017.

The Instructor will teach a full course load at the undergraduate level. Applicants must hold a PhD in French or a related discipline (or demonstrate firm indication of a successful defence by the position start date). Native or near-native fluency in French is required. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development, provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and show promise of pedagogical innovation and educational leadership. S/he will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service, and to play a critical leadership role in curriculum development in the Department of FHIS. Duties will include teaching language and culture courses in oral and written French at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, including advanced grammar and Business French, as well as course coordination.

This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

The programs and general activities of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies are found at

Applications are to be submitted by November 1, 2016 through the UBC Faculty careers website (, Job ID: 24624. Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and potential contributions to educational leadership, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness (course outlines, student evaluations, etc.).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the above deadline, via email to with the subject line “Instructor of French position.”

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Acting Head of the Department of FHIS, Professor Ralph Sarkonak, at