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Visiting Lecturer - French Language and International Health

Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Visiting Lecturer - French Language and International Health

Open Date:
Feb 1, 2024

The BS program in Language & International Health (LIH) at Clemson University pairs core courses in advanced humanities in a target language and in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Majors in LIH frequently enter careers in public or global health or in a medical field, as doctors, nurses, or administrators. Many are interested in community-engaged learning; vulnerable communities; human rights; connections between health, sustainability, and the environment; health and the arts; social determinants of health; and related fields.

This is a limited-time position, renewable upon review up to three years. We seek candidates with interests in and meaningful connections to the Francophone world, especially Francophone West Africa. The selected candidate will teach three classes per semester, including two classes in LIH French over the year.

The first course introduces medical concepts and terminology in French, emphasizing everything from anatomy and disease to provider-patient relationships and health systems. The second is an advanced exploration of health with a broader focus on community health and development, rights, sustainability, or related topics. Remaining classes may include French language courses at the intermediate level, Contemporary Francophone Cultures, a self-designed course, or a course in a related department (such as Global Black Studies or Public Health).

The position requires minimum of a master’s degree, but we also welcome applications from recent PhDs or ABDs. The Languages department provides support and advising for the J-1 professor or research scholar visas.

Clemson University is an R1 institution and a highly selective public university. Our main campus, located in Upstate South Carolina, sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Through the research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects led by our faculty and students, Clemson University is driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

Additional information about Clemson University can be found at:


Required: Master’s or more advanced degree in a relevant humanities, social science, or medical field, in hand at start of appointment, August 2024

-Native or near-native proficiency in French and working competency in English

Desired: Previous teaching experience in higher education and/or clinical settings

-Willingness to create connections with communities abroad

Application Instructions:

Appointment begins in August 2024.

For full consideration, please submit the following documents by March 15, 2024 via Interfolio:

1) Letter of Application addressing teaching interest and qualifications

2) C.V.

3) Two confidential letters of reference

4) Statement of teaching approach

Inquiries should be sent to Joseph Mai, Chair, Department of Languages, Clemson University, Clemson SC, 29631.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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