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Job opening: Assistant Professor of French, University of Delaware (specialty 19th century)

Submitted by ccarlin on 8 October 2017 - 3:09pm



Tenure-track position in French. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in 19th-century French literary and/or cultural studies, with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Tenure track position available September 1, 2018.  Applications are welcome from candidates whose research focuses on 19th century French literature and culture and one or more of the following areas : ecocriticism (e.g. urbanization and conservation; ideas of nature), science and society (e.g. medical or technological discoveries/discourses), material culture/visual arts (e.g. art exhibitions, art criticism; history of the book; monuments; food; fashion; photography), media studies (e.g. journalistic practices; growth of mass media; pamphlets/propaganda).

Candidates must have a PhD in hand in 19th-century French literary and/or cultural studies at the time of appointment, commitment to an ongoing and productive research agenda, excellence in teaching, and native or near-native fluency in both English and French.  The successful candidate should be prepared to teach courses in language, literature and culture at all levels, from composition and conversation classes to MA seminars.  Expected teaching load: 5 courses per year.  An interest in directing study abroad programs for French is highly desirable.

The University of Delaware recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups.  UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Candidates should apply with :1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research and teaching interests, explaining how both contribute to the candidate’s interdisciplinary activities; and 4) up to three examples of written scholarship.  Applicants should also solicit three confidential letters of recommendation (which must be uploaded directly by recommenders to Interfolio).   

Inquiries, but not application materials, should be forwarded to Dr. Bruno Thibault, Search Committee Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (thibault@udel.edu).  Review of materials will begin on November 1st, and will continue until the position is filled.

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Source: Deborah Steinberger

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