Assistant or Associate Professor in French

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Posting NumberFPA00350PPosition TitleAssistant or Associate Professor in FrenchDepartmentWorld Languages and LiteraturePosition StatusFull-TimePosition TypeRegularMonths per Year9 MonthsWork hoursStart Date (For temporary positions only)September 2020End Date (For temporary positions only)Position Band/LevelFacultyPay RangeWill Letters of Recommendation be required from references?Yes Ad Text

Job Summary

The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of French, beginning in the fall of 2020.

Applicants must possess a strong desire to teach and pursue research in a liberal arts environment with a reputation for excellent teaching. The successful candidate will teach language, literature, and culture. The priority fields are 20th and 21st century French and Francophone Studies with focus on gender, film, and/or postcolonialism. Particular attention will be given to candidates with an interest in sub-Saharan Africa, the French Caribbean, and/or multiculturalism in contemporary France. Candidates must be willing to develop new courses to help shape an evolving curriculum. The position carries a teaching load of eighteen faculty workload credits per year (approximately five courses per year). All teaching is at the undergraduate level. We encourage applications from individuals who have experience in teaching in a multicultural classroom. Teaching statements should address the ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion, and it should provide specific examples that demonstrate this ability.

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York with curricular strengths across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Our approximately 2,500 undergraduate students come from almost 50 states and over 40 countries.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D by the time of appointment.

Preferred QualificationsEEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and writing sample. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process. Interfolio Users: Visit your Interfolio account to acquire email addresses to enter into our applicant tracking system for your referees.

All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Human Resources at: [email protected] or 518 580.5800.

Posting Information

Posting Date08/21/2019Open Until FilledClosing DateQuicklink for Posting Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other
  2. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 8/29/2019
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