Visiting Assistant Professor Position in French Studies

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The Department of French and Italian Studies is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor in Francophone Studies for a one-year position, to begin September 1, 2019. PhD expected. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education to talented undergraduates. We are particularly interested in individuals with extensive experience, demonstrated effectiveness with a diverse student body and a record of excellence in language instruction as well as teaching/research expertise in Francophone African literature and cultures. The most desirable candidate will also have secondary expertise in the visual arts, theater, music and/or transdisciplinary cultural studies to complement existing areas of specialization in the department and other programs in the humanities. This is a non-tenured and non-tenurable full-time position, with a teaching load of five courses per year, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a 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 November 30, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Adrianna Paliyenko, Chair of French Search Committee ([email protected]).

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:




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Posted: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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