Job opening: Lector/Senior Lector I in French

The Department of French at Yale University seeks a Lector/Senior Lector I in French language, start date July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027. This is a three-year full-time appointment, with renewal contingent on excellent performance and sufficient enrollments. Primary duties include teaching six courses or the equivalent per year, which can be realized through teaching five term courses in the language sequence with a sixth equivalent of effort in, for example, course coordination, administration, development and implementation of curricular and assessment materials, and/or department service. 

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. If the initial appointment is at the rank of Lector, a promotion review for Senior Lector I must take place in the fifth year or earlier. Senior lectors at Yale are expected to participate in teaching-related professional activities (e.g., workshops, seminars, training activities, conferences) and have no limits on reappointment, provided there is successful performance and ongoing curricular need.

Lectors are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage, and they are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.

The successful candidate must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in French; 2) proficiency in English; 3) a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, by the time of hire; 4) some teaching experience at the university level.

It is strongly preferred that applicants have: 1) an MA or PhD in French language/linguistics, French literature, second language pedagogy, second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics, FLE, or other related field; and 2) demonstrated excellence in French language teaching at all levels in North American universities, using current teaching methodology. Experience in collaborative projects, participation in recent curricular innovation and development, and incorporation of technology in the classroom is desirable.

Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed one page), three confidential letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course evaluations and/or supervisor reviews), a sample syllabus (or other relevant teaching materials), and any additional relevant material online at Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024. Initial interviews will be held via Skype or Zoom, with finalists invited for campus visits. If you do not have a free dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one during the application process. Assistance is available from Interfolio’s Customer Support – or call (877) 997-8807.  Email inquiries may be addressed to

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities