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Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Tenure Track

Vassar College

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Vassar College

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Tenure Track

Department: French & Francophone Studies Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F059P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 10/14/2022

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of French and Francophone Studies at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2023.

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Position Description
We are seeking candidates who specialize in periods prior to the nineteenth century, with a preferred emphasis on performance studies; other subfields will also be considered. The successful candidate will teach French language courses at all levels as well as courses in pre-1800 French and Francophone literature and culture. Excellence in teaching language, literature, and culture courses at all levels in a liberal-arts environment is essential and must be clearly illustrated in the candidate's materials. Candidates must possess native or near-native fluency in French. Vassar College values individuals with experience in developing and implementing an inclusive curriculum as well as previous success or demonstrated interest in working with a diverse population of students. In addition to contributing to the departmental curriculum, this position will include teaching in English in one or more multidisciplinary programs on campus, such as Environmental Studies, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Africana Studies, or Migration and Displacement Studies, as well as the possibility of teaching a First-Year Writing Seminar (in English) and directing our program in Paris. The teaching load in the first year is four courses followed by four courses annually and an intensely mentored experience in subsequent years. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarship and a promising research agenda; individuals with a scholarly interest in areas related to diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by June 2023.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit:
-A letter of application
-Graduate school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application)
-Personal statement
-Diversity statement
-Teaching statement with sample lesson plan
-Three letters of recommendation

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position. For inquiries, email [email protected] Applications received by October 14, 2022 will receive full consideration. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed.

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