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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in French and Francophone Studies

Colby College
Waterville, Maine

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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in French and Francophone Studies

Waterville, Maine
Open Date:
Oct 17, 2022

The Department of French and Italian Studies at Colby College invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French Studies beginning September 1, 2023. We seek a teacher-scholar whose teaching and research interests focus on one or more of the following fields: Medical Humanities; Environmental Humanities; Indigenous Studies; Migration Studies; LGBTQIA+ Studies; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; and/or Disability Studies. 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 a demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and a record of excellence in teaching. This is a tenure-track position with a teaching load of 4.5 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 the French language.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following: cover letter (including evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching), curriculum vitae, and a representative sample of current scholarship, three confidential letters of recommendation and two full sets of course evaluations (which will be requested after the committee meets and selects candidates.) Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Dr. Mouhamédoul Amine Niang ([email protected]), Chair of the Search Committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. 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:


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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