Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of French and Francophone Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, invites applications for a one-year position starting in Fall 2017 at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. We anticipate that the occupant of this position will be able to apply for a tenure track position that we anticipate starting in Fall 2018. We seek a candidate whose scholarship focuses on the early modern and/or enlightenment period of French and Francophone studies. Research specialization is open, though preference will be given to those who demonstrate the ability to translate the rich cultural inheritance of either period into a contemporary global context (e.g., human rights and transnational exchanges). Additional proficiency in digital humanities, cinema, and/or sustainability studies is highly welcome. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. by the time of appointment are preferred. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in French and exhibit excellence in teaching and an active scholarly agenda. In addition to teaching upper-level courses in their area of specialization, candidates will be expected to teach all levels of French language and culture. The annual teaching load is five courses. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students.  It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. Interested candidates should submit their application via QUEST (online application system) at Application materials should include a cover letter describing their teaching philosophy and scholarship, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until April 21, 2017.