Part-time Lecturer, The Languages of Paris, NYU Paris

Program or University Name: NYU Paris

Job Title: Part-time Lecturer, Undergraduate Course, The Languages of Paris

Job Type: French CDD

Location : Paris

Date: Starts September 2018

Recruitment Close Date: May 31, 2018

Job Responsibilities:

NYU Paris is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach the following course in Linguistics: "The Languages of Paris." This course presents the linguistic situation in greater Paris from the perspective of urban sociolinguistics.  Topics include the range of French dialects spoken in Paris, their origins and their future; the linguistic situation of immigrants whose first language is not French, particularly immigrant communities from North Africa and Arabic-speaking communities; the connections between language and social and educational issues within and around Paris.

There is no single textbook available that covers these topics, so the readings would need to be assembled from different sources.  For the dialects of French spoken in Paris, a recommended reference is:  Lodge, R. Anthony. A sociolinguistic history of Parisian French. St. Martin's Griffin, 2004.

Teaching commences in September 2018; courses meet for 3 hours a week for a 14.5 week term. 

The course is taught in English.

NYU Paris is one of 11 study away academic centers in the NYU Global Network. Students at NYU Paris participate in an immersive study away program while earning credits towards their degree.

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Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Linguistics and two to three years relevant teaching experience, ideally in the “generative” linguistic tradition.

The appointed person will have full responsibility for teaching and coordinating the course.

The course is taught in a seminar, discussion-based style and offered to undergraduate students, mostly in their second or third year of study. All students are NYU students enrolled in NYU degrees in New York, Abu Dhabi or Shanghai who come to study at NYUParis for one semester. Classes take place at our Academic Centre in Paris.

Candidates must be eligible to work in France.

Application Instructions:

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Applications must include:

(1) a cover letter

(2) C.V.

(3) course outline or synopsis

Please be sure to note in particular any relevant teaching experience.

Candidates must be eligible to work in France.

Current NYU Paris faculty are encouraged to apply. 

Application Process:

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