Open Positions

PART-TIME Instructors of French:

The French program is updating our list of qualified part-time instructors of French interested in teaching one or two language courses paid on a per-course (non-benefit) basis. The list will include candidates available for full-semester courses (pending sufficient enrollment) as well as for short-term substitute teaching opportunities should they arise.
Basic Qualifications:
- MA or Masters 2 or equivalent degree in French (language, pedagogy (FLE), French studies, etc.) or a related field
- must be native or near-native speaker

Preferred Qualifications:

- must have previous language teaching experience (high school or adults)
- experience teaching French in a U.S. university or college
- a good knowledge of multimedia and computer technologies in language teaching
Please send the following THREE items:
1) letter outlining how background and experiences specifically match the basic and preferred qualifications,
2) the names, titles and complete contact information (postal address, e-mail address) of TWO professional references
3) a current CV
Brad Marshall
Director of the French Language Program
No Phone Calls Please
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Language Course Descriptions:

FULL TIME Instructors of French

The department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure accruing appointments at the rank of Teaching Instructor of French to begin as early as August 1, 2018 with an initial three-year appointment. Appointment renewal is contingent on successful performance and enrollment. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching seven French language courses per year, as well as participation in the development, maintenance and implementation of curriculum and of assessment instruments. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • a M.A. or Masters 2 degree in French (language, French or Francophone studies, pedagogy (FLE), etc.) or related field by the date of                           appointment;
  • demonstrated teaching excellence (student evaluations, classroom observations, other); native or near native fluency in French (orally and in               writing);
  • experience teaching at the university level; extensive knowledge of the use of multimedia and instructional technologies in language instruction;
  • a passion for the teaching of French and Francophone cultures at all levels. 

The complete application is in two parts.

1) Online faculty questionnaire must be completed, and current CV and cover letter outlining how your experiences match the minimum qualifications must be uploaded to

2) Three (3) letters of recommendation must be sent directly to with the subject line of “French Teaching Instructor/your name”. This address is for letters of recommendation only.

Candidates who would like to include a video of their teaching are encouraged to upload the file to a service such as YouTube and include a link in their CV or cover letter.

Review of applications will begin November 3, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.