Assistant Professor of French – Tenure - Track

Gettysburg, PA
Aug 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The French Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French. Preference for Contemporary issues in the French speaking world, but other specialties will be considered. Research focus should complement but not overlap current faculty areas of specialty.


Requirements: Ph.D. in hand preferred; native or near-native fluency in both French and English, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching of French language, strong or demonstrated potential for scholarship, and sustained living experience in France or a francophone country.  Candidates must be able to teach French language at all levels, and advanced courses in their specialty.  Annual teaching load of five courses.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher-scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts institution that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values diversity.

Submit letter of application, vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and the names and email addresses of three professional references. After the applicant completes the on-line application, the professional references indicated will be automatically contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Preliminary interviews will take place at the January MLA meeting in New York.

To be assured of full consideration, all materials should be received by Monday, November 6, 2017.  Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Florence Ramond Jurney, Chair, Department of French, at

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