Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in French beginning August 2023. We seek candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, who understand the nature of teaching in a liberal arts setting, who excel at conveying their passion for language, literature, and writing, and who would contribute to Centenary's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of French language courses (including Advanced Grammar) as well as upper-level literature in French classes. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or interest in working with Louisiana literature in French, and an interest in editing with the Centenary College of Louisiana Press and its award-winning French-language imprint, Les Éditions Tintamarre.
Over the past twenty-five years, Les Éditions Tintamarre has published over eighty books of Louisiana literature in French, ranging from the early 19th century to the present.
The unique format of the Centenary schedule, where each semester consists of a regular term and an immersion term, allows faculty to be creative in developing departmental and interdisciplinary course offerings, including courses for programs such as Centenary in Paris in the fall or May Immersion (and travel) classes in the spring. The annual teaching load is 3-3 (4-credit courses).
Centenary offers an undergraduate liberal arts environment where faculty members work closely with students both in and out of the classroom, participate in interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular pursuits, and enjoy the support of faculty and staff colleagues from across the College.
Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. www.centenary.edu EOE.
To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning, a teaching philosophy, a writing sample (15-25 pages), and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Candidate materials should address experience and/or commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and to advancing the College’s commitment to diversity. Official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a background check are required before a candidate can be hired.
The Committee will begin reviewing applications December 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Send application materials to:
Assistant Professor of French Search Committee
c/o Department of Human Resources Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104
Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South. Centenary College is located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana.