French Language And Sub-Saharan Africa Culture Instructor, Defense Critical Language And Culture Program (2307-254)

University Of Montana Fort Bragg , NC 28310

Posted 3 months ago

The Mansfield Center Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP) is one of the top language training centers in the nation. The DCLCP provides intensive language and culture training for members of the Active Duty Military, the National Guard, Reserve, and Intelligence Agencies utilizing a congressionally funded contract through the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). The position is to be based at FT. Bragg, but subject to location changes based upon mission requirements as determined by DCLCP Director.

The Instructor will perform duties as an Instructor for French language and Sahel region culture and regional studies as well as the DCLCP's Ft. Bragg, NC, Academic Program site Coordinator Will development curriculum and instruct military and United States government agency personnel in intensive language and culture courses delivered over video-teleconferencing (VTC) and in-resident venues. The duration of each course ranges from one day to one year. While classes are in session 5-6 hours of teaching per day is common per instructor, while 2-3 hours per day are used for lesson preparation, classroom management, administration and supplementary curriculum development. When courses are not in session course materials are developed by the language instructors for publishing and for in-class use. The Instructor is responsible for 5-6 hours of in class teaching and design of course curriculum and syllabus. The Instructor will be dedicated to the improvement of the department and be able to provide constructive criticism and helpful solutions to other instructors/GTAs.

The Lead Instructor will:

  • Be dedicated to the improvement of the department and be able to provide constructive criticism and helpful solutions to other instructors/GTAs.

  • Possess adroit observational skills and be capable of offering fresh, creative solutions in difficult situations.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicant must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics/ second language acquisition or relevant degree and must have experience in curriculum development for French language materials.

  • Must have experience in instructing French language.

  • Must have experience in either academia or government on cultural, political, regional studies and historical issues pertaining to Sahel region of Africa.

  • Must be a US citizen with a DoD secret security clearance, or background enabling successful clearance application/approval.

  • On an ILR scale, must score Superior in French and an additional sub-Saharan heritage language. Applicant must score advanced in English as tested against the Oral Proficiency Interview and is required to take the OPI before selection and must score superior in French Language.

  • Must have knowledge of current teaching methodologies and practices in the classroom and experience utilizing advanced classroom technologies.

  • Must be able to work productively within a team and independently.

  • Fluent in the target language and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English. The instructor is required to take an Oral Proficiency Interview and score superior in French Language and advanced in English before selection.

  • Possess adroit observational skills and be capable of offering fresh, creative solutions in difficult situations.

  • A high level of knowledge in current teaching methodologies and be comfortable with teaching through technology using Video-Teleconferencing (VTCs), Smartboards, and iPads is required.

  • Instructors must also be able to work productively in a group (team teaching and active coordination), work effectively in an independent mode while courses are not in session and meet deadlines.

  • While courses are in session, the instructors must be able to create and follow syllabi without oversight.

  • Due to multiple training sites some travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in intensive language instruction, particularly in a military or government setting.

  • Knowledge and experience teaching French language as well as cultural and regional studies issues associated with the Sahel Region of Africa.

About UM

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of "mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.

In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.

References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.

Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications must include:

  • A letter of interest addressing the required experience and qualifications for position.

  • A current resume/CV listing education and describing work experience.

  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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French Language And Sub-Saharan Africa Culture Instructor, Defense Critical Language And Culture Program (2307-254)

University Of Montana