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Assistant Professor or Instructor of French and Global Studies

The World Languages Department of Muskingum University invites applications for a limited term (renewable) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor, beginning Fall semester of 2023.  We seek an innovative educator with a strong focus on student learning to assist in launching Muskingum’s new Global Studies program.  The successful candidate will  teach courses at the beginning and intermediate level in French and courses in global cultures that will anchor the Global Studies major.  The ability to teach an additional language at the introductory level is highly desirable.  Experience in online teaching will support the department’s initiative to build synchronous language courses offered through an online consortium model.

As a member of the World Languages Department, the successful candidate will have an advising role in the Global Studies program and contribute to robust programming that engages students in language learning, cultural exploration, and hands-on, globally themed experiences. International teaching assistants provide language conversation tables and support rich cultural programming and will be supervised by this faculty member.  


  • Master’s degree in French (language, pedagogy, Francophone studies, or a related field) is required; doctoral degree is preferred  
  • Native or near-native fluency in French (oral and written)
  • Experience teaching at the university level with teaching excellence as demonstrated through course evaluations, classroom observations, etc.
  • Professional experience supporting international study, international communities, global relations, or similar roles 
  • Training and experience in designing online courses 

Muskingum is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. The university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 2,500.


Applications must include a letter of interest addressing the qualities and qualifications stated above, a current curriculum vitae, copies of all graduate transcripts, and a list of 3 professional references.  The list of references should include each reference's email address, phone number, and a brief description of your relationship to the reference.  Application materials should be sent by email to or faxed to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence. 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Jane Varley (, Chair, Arts & Humanities Division.  Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the university's background check agency.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the academy and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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