Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Jacksonville, Florida
Dec 08, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of North Florida Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with the Africana Studies program, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies with a specialization in the study of Haitian and/or Francophone Caribbean Language, Literature and Culture. Candidates working in Francophone Sub-Saharan African literature and culture studies may also apply. A PhD (completed by August 3, 2021) in French and Francophone Studies, or in an Africana Studies-related field, is required; only candidates who will have the PhD in hand by that date should apply. This position (3-3 teaching load), together with promotion and tenure appraisals, will be based in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate will also have an official affiliation with the Africana Studies program and will be expected to actively participate in the Africana Studies intellectual community and mentor its students. Our department considers the diversity of our students to be an essential element in the success of our academic programs. We are committed to hiring faculty who share our dedication to student-centered teaching and mentoring practices, particularly supporting students from underrepresented groups. Start date for this position will be August 3, 2021; and review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will excel at teaching courses throughout the French/Francophone Studies and Africana Studies curriculum and will demonstrate a commitment to engagement with the wider university community. Candidates with expertise in a secondary area such as gender studies, post-colonial studies and créolité, diaspora studies, digital humanities, environmental justice, or Francophone visual and media cultures are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Required documents include: Cover Letter/Letter of Interest; Curriculum Vitae; Unofficial Transcripts; Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy (1-2 pages); and Statement of Research Interests/Plans (1-2 pages). Department specific document request must include the names and contact information for 3 references; references will be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation for individuals selected for phone interview. 

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

UNF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit, or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers.

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will be able to excel at teaching courses throughout the curriculum and be committed to increasing the participation of members of underrepresented groups.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Patricia Geesey at [email protected] or Julie Blaylock at (904) 620-2282. Initial review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021.

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