Visiting Assistant Professor of French Studies (Three-year position)

Waterville, Maine
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of French and Italian at Colby College invites applications for a 3-year visiting position in French at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2018. Faculty in our department increasingly work across traditional boundaries, from Early Modern France to nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first century cultural studies, and the Francophone world (the Americas, the Indian Ocean, Sub-Saharan and North Africa). The ideal candidate will teach five courses across our existing curriculum (language, literature, and culture), while complementing our multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research. The fields of particular interest to us include: Eco-criticism, Language Studies (including Phonetics and Translation), LGBTQ Studies, Media/Digital Studies, Migration Studies, and Visual Culture. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, research, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

Candidates must have a native or near-native fluency in French and English and a strong commitment to teaching all levels of French language. PhD preferred, ABD considered.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a representative sample of current scholarship via Interfolio at the following link, Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the MLA in January 2018.

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