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Lead French Language and Culture Instructor Mansfield Center DCLCP

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The University of Montana

Fort Bragg, NC, United States

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Posted on
Apr 06, 2022

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Lead French Language and Culture Instructor


Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP)

is one of the top language training centers in the nation. DCLCP provides intensive language and culture training for members of the U.S. military and other government agencies through a congressionally funded grant through the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). The position is located at Ft. Bragg, NC for in-person teaching; future other locations are possible dependent upon mission requirements or as determined by the Director of DCLCP.


Lead French Instructor of Language and Culture

will develop curriculum and instruct U.S. military and government personnel in intensive language and culture courses delivered in person and over video-teleconferencing (VTC). 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 Lead Language Instructor is responsible for 5-6 hours of in class teaching daily and design of course curriculum and syllabus.

The Lead French Instructor both instructs students and supervises the instruction of other language faculty. The Lead Instructor must have strong management skills to be able to creatively manage student, faculty, and client requirements and issues.

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 and graduate Teaching Assistants. The Lead Instructor will possess adroit observational skills and be capable of offering fresh, creative solutions in difficult situations.

The Lead Instructor must be fluent in the French 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 and advanced in English prior to selection.

The Lead Instructor of French Language, Culture and Regional Studies will also teach cultural and regional studies courses in the target language or in English. Topics may include but are not limited to French and French-speaking areas’ geography, history, literature, natural resources, economy, government, ethnicities, etc.

The Lead Instructor must have a high level of knowledge in current teaching methodologies and be comfortable with teaching through technology using Video-Teleconferencing (VTCs), Smartboards, and iPads. Instructors must also be able to work productively in a group (team teaching, active coordination, extensive collaboration), and also work effectively in an independent mode. The instructor must be able to create and follow syllabi without oversight.

Due to instruction being conducted at multiple training sites, some travel may be required for instructors. Instructor must have a valid work authorization for the U.S.

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 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.

Position Details

Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package

including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Salary for this position is $71,000 per year commensurate with qualifications

Required Qualifications

Must have a Master’s Degree or PhD, preferably in French (language and/or literature) or linguistics (applied linguistics is preferred).

Must have significant experience in instructing French language and culture.

Must have experience in curriculum development for French language materials.

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.

Applicant may be required to take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) before selection; must score superior in French and advanced in English.

Must have a valid work authorization for the U.S.

Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Investigation.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Preferred education is a Ph.D.

About the Defense Critical Language/Culture Program (DCLCP)

at the Mansfield Center and UM

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP), Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana, is dedicated to providing superlative language and cultural training for Department of Defense customers. Our instructors and staff develop and present comprehensive language and regional studies/cultural awareness courses, courseware, and supporting materials designed to support national security mission needs.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

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


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

E mployment 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).

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