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Upcoming Events

Cinéclub La Belle et la Bête

3/8/2017 | 7:00 pm

<p>Gregory Hall, Room 213</p>

Talk Prof. Hoffman

4/26/2017 | 4:00 pm

<p>2090 Foreign Languages Building</p>

Go to the Department of French Events Calendar for information about other upcoming events.


Teaching Assistant Professor of French Search Open
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:00:00 CST
Teaching Assistant Professor of French. The Department of French and Italian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position as a Teaching Assistant Professor in French with a start date of August 16, 2017. The position is renewable, contingent on positive performance reviews. Responsibilities include: 1) coordinate the French basic language program, train and supervise graduate teaching assistants; 2) contribute to the teaching needs of the department; 3) participate in curricular development; and 4) promote and support the French undergraduate program. Teaching load: three courses per year in addition to coordination. Required qualifications: • Ph.D. in foreign language pedagogy, French Studies or applied linguistics • Native or near-native proficiency in French and English • Teaching, curriculum, and supervisory experience • Knowledge of instructional technologies and teaching methods in foreign language education • Ability to develop and teach undergraduate courses in areas of departmental interests • Demonstrated interest in pursuing research in language pedagogy or any other subfield of French Studies • Commitment to innovation in teaching • Excellent organizational, communicative and collaborative skills To Apply for this Position: Please create your candidate profile through and upload application materials through this system: letter of application including a statement about current research agenda, CV, official transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. sample teaching evaluations, observation reports), and contact information for three references. PhD must be in hand by start date. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. For further information please contact Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 8, 2016. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Only electronic applications will be accepted. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (
Just Published: “Translation as Innovation: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities”, co-edited by Patricia Phillips-Batoma
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT
“Translation as Innovation: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities” was the theme of the second biennial conference coordinated through a partnership between the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois and the Centre d’Études sur la Traduction at the University of Paris Denis-Diderot. The proceedings of that conference, collected here, examine the role of translation in the transmission of knowledge, particularly in the sciences, recognizing translation as a non-neutral activity and instead as an act that may enhance topic awareness or even generate debate. Patricia Phillips-Batoma received her PhD in French from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses for the professional track of the MA in Translation and Interpreting, and has an affiliate appointment with the Department of French and Italian.
Two French majors included on the 2016 Bronze Tablet
Fri, 20 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT
Congratulations to Soffia Kuehner Gray and Alexis March (B.A. in French 2016) who made it onto the 2016 Bronze Tablet, recognizing the most highly achieving graduates college-wide every year: