Job Details
Posting ID : 2072
Position Title : Tenure-Track French and Spanish Professional Teaching Position
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Arts
Department : Department of Languages & Literatures
Campus : Waterloo
Position Summary :

French and Spanish


Wilfrid Laurier University - The Department of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track Professional Teaching Position, subject to budgetary approval.


Requirements for the position include: Native or near-native language ability in both French and Spanish, and ability to communicate at a professional level in English; at least two years full-time teaching experience (or equivalent) teaching French and/or Spanish language courses, in post-secondary education; a PhD in French, Spanish or Comparative Literature, with an established research portfolio; and demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to pedagogical innovation.


Normally, faculty holding a Professional Teaching Position in the Faculty of Arts will teach six one-term courses annually over three terms; at least three courses will be taught at the first and second year levels. For more information on Professional Teaching Positions at Laurier see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement (


Preference will be given to eligible applicants who have successfully taught 100- and 200-level French and Spanish language courses. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Professor (provisional level) starting July 1, 2013.


Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV and a teaching dossier that includes: teaching evaluations for all courses taught, along with a 1 to 2 page reflection on those evaluations; the most recent syllabi for all courses taught over the last five years; an account (max: 2 to 3 pages) describing work done on curriculum development and/or describing pedagogical innovations used in their classes; and  a statement of teaching philosophy. The above documents must be in English.


Applicants should also submit copies of their publications, and provide contact information for three referees who can attest, not only to their field-specific expertise, but also to their commitment to teaching excellence. All materials should be sent to:


Dr. Milo Sweedler Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures 75 University Avenue West Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5 (please direct all questions to Dr. Sweedler at


The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 15, 2012.


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.   Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Acting Dean of Arts, Dr. Michel Desjardins ( Further information on the equity policy can be found at