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Visiting Assistant Professor - French

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Visiting Assistant Professor - French


Modern Language & Literature-1090

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Description of Work:

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor of French and/or Francophone Studies beginning August 19, 2024 and continuing through May 23, 2025.

We are seeking someone who can teach existing courses in our curriculum at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and who can develop and offer courses in their area of expertise. The area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research interests in sub-Saharan Africa, Media studies, or the digital humanities. The expected teaching load will be five (5) courses.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching and scholarship might create an inclusive and diverse educational environment. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from a full range of diverse populations.

Specific Duties include teaching established courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, conducting research in area of specialization, pursuing collaborative research with faculty in other related fields, engaging in unit service, and supporting co-curricular activities in the French program.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (by August, 2024) in French and/or Francophone Studies.
  • Native/near-native language skills in English and French.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in research as evidenced by dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants.
  • A record of achievement in teaching; if requested after preliminary screening, the candidate should be prepared to demonstrate excellence in teaching as evidenced by teaching evaluations, peer observations of teaching, syllabi, and other evidence of curricular innovation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching diverse populations of students.
  • Interest in interdisciplinary engagement, whether through course offerings, engagement with faculty and/or students in other units, or research agenda. Particular areas of interest or potential collaboration include Indigenous studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Film Studies, African Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Human Rights/Humanitarian Affairs, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, literary translation, and/or English.

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Lincoln, Nebraska

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How to Apply:

Click “apply for this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A list of three (3) references.
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement and Scholarly writing sample. Combine into a single document and attach as “Other Document.”

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Carolyn Kollmann

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Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

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