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Faculty Careers - Languages, Faculty Careers - Other
The Foreign Languages Department at Covenant College, an agency of the Presbyterian Church in America and an academically rigorous Christian college emphasizing the liberal arts in the Reformed and Presbyterian tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning July 1, 2021.
The candidate who fills this position will be an excellent teacher, will be dedicated to developing further as a Christian scholar, and will be enthusiastic about active participation in the college and larger community. The individual will be expected to teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level in supporting the French and/or Spanish and/or German Studies major(s) and program(s), including the general education requirement for language. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses in two languages (French and Spanish; French and German; Spanish and German; French and Arabic; or Spanish and Arabic) to support current programs and core requirements or to initiate new programs or core options. Candidates who teach only French or only Spanish will also be considered for the position.
A doctoral degree in French, Spanish, or German from a regionally accredited institution is required, with a minimum of a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in a second language. Candidates with only a master’s degree but who are interested in a terminal degree will be considered. The Foreign Languages Department offers majors in French, Spanish, and German Stud.ies and cooperates closely with the history and politics department in offering an International Studies major, as well as providing courses to satisfy the general education requirements of the college. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Covenant College is a four-year, residential college offering degree programs in the sciences, arts, humanities, and in pre-professional disciplines. Covenant is one of only five members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that are ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and the only one of those located in the South (one of the more demographically vibrant regions of the country). The College boasts outstanding outcomes, both academically (94% of graduates who attend graduate school are enrolled in their first- or second-choice graduate program; recent placements include Columbia Law, NYU Law, Georgetown Law, Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, the University of Virginia’s School of Public Policy, Duke Medical School, Washington University Medical School, Cal-Berkeley’s PhD program in Economics) and spiritually (96% of graduates report that they remain committed to the Christian faith, and 95% report that they are members or regular attenders of a local church). Covenant is the college of the Presbyterian Church in America, standing squarely in the midst of a tradition that values deeply the redeeming work... of Jesus Christ in the lives of his people and the theological commitments of the Reformed tradition. The College is located on a stunningly beautiful, mountaintop campus and is adjacent to the vibrant city of Chattanooga, which was rated by Outside Magazine in 2016 as the Best Town Ever for those who love the outdoors and was described by President Barack Obama as a “tornado of innovation” for its dynamic startup scene.