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Academic Coordinator (French) - Linguistics

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Open December 1st, 2021 through Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Linguistics within the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego ( is committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and invites applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment. The department is currently accepting applications for an Academic Coordinator for French in our Linguistics Language Program (LLP) ( for an initial two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment.

The Academic Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of our French program, including placement, course design, syllabi, assignment of grades, and materials development and selection, as well as training, supervision and evaluation of TAs. The Academic Coordinator conducts weekly TA meetings for each level, observes classes and meets with TAs individually to discuss their performance. In addition, the Academic Coordinator for French meets regularly with the Academic Coordinators for other languages, the LLP staff, and the LLP Director to set program goals, and establish and implement overall policies. This includes participation as a member of the planning team for our annual three-day workshop for TAs prior to the start of classes in September, in which the Academic Coordinator plays a role as presenter, trainer, and facilitator.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

For consideration, please submit a completed application by January 31, 2022.

For additional information about the Linguistics Language Program, please visit



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• M.A. degree (or equivalent) in Linguistics, French, Second Language Teaching, or a related field
• Native or near-native command of French equivalent to that of a university-educated speaker, and good command of English
• A record of excellence in language teaching
• Experience in designing a curriculum, establishing grading policies, and creating syllabi, lesson plans, tests and other content for French courses

Preferred qualifications

• Formal training in linguistics, second language acquisition, and/or language teaching
• Experience in working with a diverse group of language program instructors and staff

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence - Provide copies/links to instructional materials you have developed, summaries of teaching evaluations, on-line instructional segments, including link(s) to video of a sample class whether in-person or online, scholarly articles particularly with a pedagogical focus, etc.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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San Diego, CA