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French opening in Little Rock, Arkansas at Episcopal Collegiate School for an Upper & Middle School French Teacher. This full-time position in our World Languages Department includes teaching all French levels (French I-French AP) in the Middle & Upper School School, starting in the 22-23 school year. Episcopal seeks applicants who have a passion about all that is involved within an independent school community and who enjoy working with children. As such, additional responsibilities may include sponsoring extra-curricular activities, advising, and/or coaching.Education and Experience:Candidates for this position should have at least two years of full-time French-teaching experience and an undergraduate degree in French language or literature from an accredited institution, with strong preference given to candidates with advanced degrees in a related field. Experience in and willingness to fulfill coaching responsibilities are a plus.Experience teaching French required; experience teaching AP French or other AP Languages preferred. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferredLead teaching experience required; two or more years lead teaching experience preferredSkillsProven ability to contribute to a high-performing teamStrong communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to demonstrate patience, dedication, compassion, and respect for studentsPromotes critical and creative thinkingAble to contribute to student life outside the classroomProficient using technology to support educationEnthusiasm about helping language learners to acquire language and cultural knowledge, and passion for working with young peopleStrong pedagogical skills in second-language education, and devotion to ongoing professional developmentDedication to differentiated instruction and assessment methods to meet the needs of a wide range of learnersPromotes a safe classroom environment that supports student learning and is conducive to individualized and small group instructionStrong classroom management and organizational skillsKnowledge of, and enthusiasm for, independent education and the mission of Episcopal Collegiate School including a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusionAbout Episcopal Collegiate School: Founded in 1998, Episcopal Collegiate is a coeducational college preparatory school serving approximately 794 students in grades PK-3 through 12 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Episcopal’s teachers engage and challenge students in an environment where students have opportunities to take risks and to grow as learners, where teachers explore and implement the best practices in their fields, and where each person feels known and loved. Through hands-on, inquiry-based experiences, Episcopal prepares students for lives dedicated to leadership and service. Episcopal’s teachers are deeply committed to supporting each student in the pursuit of personal excellence and to their own professional growth.Episcopal Collegiate offers competitive salaries, generous leave benefits, health insurance, and a 403b retirement plan. In addition, the school provides funding for continuing education for faculty and staff to advanced degrees, attend workshops, conferences, and other programs that promote professional growth. Episcopal is accredited by SAES, SAIS, ANSAA, and NAEYC.To find out more about Episcopal Collegiate, please visit www.episcopalcollegiate.org. To apply, please send the following materials to Debbie Pettibone, World Languages Department Chair, at dpettibone@episcopalcollegiate.org: Cover LetterResumeStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of three references (will not be contacted without candidates approval). Posted 2.28.22.

French opening in Fayetteville, ARKANSAS. Job Posting for Teaching Assistant Professor of Language and Humanities Technologies & Director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities StudioUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleThe Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for the Director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio, with the title of Teaching Assistant Professor of Language and Humanities Technologies, to enhance a successful and dynamic department dedicated to the teaching of world languages through technology and innovative methods, to begin July 1, 2022. This is a 12-month position which includes administrative, teaching, and research responsibilities. We seek a language or literature scholar with demonstrated expertise in technology-enhanced research and teaching in Languages and Digital Humanities. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise includes emerging media forms, computational methods for interpretation, and public engagement through Digital Humanities, especially through interactive media such as video games.Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand in a world language other than English by June 1, with significant additional training and experience in Digital Humanities and digital media. Native or near-native fluency in English and a second language is required. Candidates should have a record of demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service, with the ability to teach Digital Humanities courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and also the interpersonal skills and collegiality necessary to support various language and culture programs. Preference for candidates with a background in creative program development, and also an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to language learning.As the Director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio (WLDHS), the successful candidate will devote 40% of their time to the strategic leadership and management of the Studio, and oversight of its operations day-to-day, working together with the Studio’s Assistant Director. Strategic direction of the Studio will include collaboration with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students on interdisciplinary DH projects, as well as offering workshops on DH approaches and methods and training on language teaching with technology and digital media. They will devote 30% of their time to their own research projects, and 10% to department, college, and university service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2 Digital Humanities courses per year, comprising 20% of their performance evaluation.Minimum Qualifications:• Ph.D. in a world language other than English conferred by the start of the position• Native or near-native fluency in English• Required second language• Demonstrated engagement with current and emerging trends in Digital Humanities• Demonstrated ability to use Digital Humanities tools and programs such as R, XML, Tableau, Omeka, ArcGIS/StoryMaps, Articulate Storyline, etc.• Demonstrated experience in using interactive media for language teachingPreferred Qualifications:• Demonstrated understanding of computational methods of analysis used in Digital Humanities, including, for example, text mining, natural language processing, social network analysis, and interactive visualization• Experience in structuring and administering digital technologies and information systems• Experience with the management and use of VR headsets in university lab settings• Experience with and basic command of the Unity and/or Unreal game engines• Experience with teaching or learning a language other than English with less commonly taught world languages welcomedCompleted applications received by February 15, 2022 will receive full consideration. Late materials will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. We expect a first round of Zoom interviews to be conducted in late February, with campus interviews with finalists to follow March-April.For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/…/Director-of-the…. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement on teaching philosophy and research program, a diversity statement, transcripts, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number). Additionally, three confidential current job-related letters of recommendation must be submitted through to the following email: janav@uark.edu. For recommendation, candidates will be required to provide email contact information for each reference during the application process, and candidates are responsible for making certain that letters are received.For more information, please contact Linda Jones, Department Chair, at lcjones@uark.edu.The University of Arkansas is a nationally research university with a student body of more than 27,000 students. Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville forms part of a growing Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area of more than 500,000 inhabitants, and it frequently ranks as one of the nation’s best places to live.The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Posted 1.5.21.

French opening in Conway, ARKANSAS. The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR (www.uca.edu) is seeking an instructor for up to three Elementary French courses (French 1 and 2; 9 hours; MWF schedule) to be taught in person during Fall 2021 (start date August 15, 2021). Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include: Advanced fluency in French and native or near-native fluency in English. Must have the skills and knowledge to teach in a program grounded in ACTFL proficiency standards. Required Required Education and/or Experience: MA in French or BA in French with an MA in Teaching or Language Education related field. Teaching experience preferred. For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/8452 or contact Dr. Katelyn Knox, Interim Chair of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures. Posted 7.19.21.

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