Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of French beginning August 16, 2017. This is a nine-month, academic year position. Duties will include teaching three courses per semester in French language, culture and literature at the third- and fourth-year levels. 

  The department has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters' distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.    Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Required Degree


Minimum Requirements


  • PhD in the contemporary literature of France.
  • Ability to teach advanced language, culture and literature classes, including an introduction to French literature, French studies, and a special topics class.
Desired Qualifications

A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and in research is preferred. 

Required Application Materials

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website and must include a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. 

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on June 1, and will continue until the position has been filled. 

For more information, contact Professor Aurora Wolfgang (, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Romance and Classical Studies. 

  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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