Jobs in French Studies

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Faculty Positions

Posted: December 8, 2022

The department of French Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in jointly developing and teaching FREN 237/3.0 units/French for Government Professionals. This is an online course with an expected enrolment of 30 students. The contract for course development will commence January 2023, with the first offering of the course anticipated to be January 2024.

Candidates should have an [M.A. or M.Sc. or Ph.D], teaching experience at the University level in French Studies, and experience working within an online learning management platform (such as onQ, D2L). Candidates should also have experience in course design, development, and online delivery.

In addition to expertise in the relevant academic subject, as a Course Author the candidate needs to:

  • Work in partnership with an instructional designer and Arts and Science Online to take an active learning approach to the design of the course using best practices in online learning to meet the quality standards
  • be comfortable with technology, interested in how technology can enhance teaching and learning, and open to learning and using new technologies
  • be prepared to meet  project timelines that are determined collaboratively at the start of the project
  • be willing to co-teach the first offering of the course

As this course is being offered online, successful candidates as Course Instructors will also:

  • have regular access to high speed internet and a computer that meets current specifications
  • be willing to take an active role in delivering the course and communicating regularly with students
  • be open to learning how to use the new technologies in order to be effective in the virtual environment
  • be flexible in terms of availability, which may include offering online office hours via the web at times outside of the regular 9-5 work week
  • be willing to provide students with timely and constructive feedback on OnQ
  • be comfortable with working in a partnership with Arts and Science Online in the delivery of the course.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: (Your Unit information, Name, email address, phone #)

Academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at

A candidate qualified to teach may be considered for appointment to a Term Adjunct position as defined by the Collective Agreement for All Faculty, Librarians and Archivist between QUFA and Queen’s University. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. If a graduate student is teaching a course in a different discipline than that in which he or she is registered, then he or she would be eligible for appointment as a Term Adjunct.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Dr. Johanne Bénard, Acting Head

Faculty of Arts and Science, French Studies

Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Applications will be received until January 15, 2023. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Additional information about French Studies can be found at Information about Arts and Science Online can be found at

Course Description

French for Government Professionals

The course will provide learners with technical vocabulary as well as the written and oral French communication skills to effectively engage in a range of situations, activities, and tasks within government workplaces. Collaborative group work and assignments will simulate real world situations.

NOTE: Language is the principal focus of this course. Prior experience or professional knowledge in the field is not necessary.
NOTE: This course is not intended for fluent French speakers.
NOTE: Not available for credit towards any Plan in FREN.
NOTE: Only offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online.

PREREQUISITE: FREN 225/3.0 or permission of the department.
ONE-WAY EXCLUSION: May not be taken with or after any FREN 200 or FREN 300 level course except for FREN 219/3.0, FREN 236/3.0, FREN 238/3.0, FREN 239/3.0, FREN 320/3.0


Student Positions

Posted: (July 22, 2022)

The teaching assistants that we are seeking are for the support of online courses. Some training and preparation are needed before the start of the course. Candidates must be prepared to work outside the regular 9-5 work week and have access to the internet and a computer that meets minimum requirements. Experience with learning management systems (eg onQ) and video-conferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Adobe Connect) would be an asset.

Fully fluent in French or bilingual is a must.

This would be for our online courses FREN 106, FREN 107 & FREN 118, FREN 225, FREN 236, FREN238 & FREN 239

Please send an email to Agathe Nicholson  In your email please include your student #, program/plan you are in currently.

You may be required to do a test.

Contract hours and Hiring -

ASO will contact and offer employment to the available TAs in the order they were submitted as the enrolment increases. The hours in the TA contract will be determined based on actual course enrolment.



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