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Assistant Professor of Early Modern and/or Enlightenment period(s) of French and Francophone Studies

Submitted by ccarlin on 18 October 2017 - 12:38pm

The Department of French and Francophone Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. We seek a candidate whose scholarship focuses on the early modern and/or enlightenment period of French and Francophone studies. Research specialization is open, though preference will be given to those who demonstrate the ability to translate the rich cultural heritage of either period into a contemporary global context (e.g., human rights and transnational exchanges). Desirable characteristics include an ability to contribute to the existing interdisciplinary programs in International Studies and/or Medieval and Early Modern Studies as well as additional proficiency in philosophy, ethics, and civic engagement. 


Applicants must have or be close to completing a Ph.D., demonstrate native or near-native fluency in French, exhibit excellence in teaching, and have an active scholarly agenda. In addition to teaching upper-level courses in their area of specialization, candidates will be expected to teach all levels of French language and culture and to mentor students. The annual teaching load is five courses and the ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.  


Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students.  It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. 


Interested candidates should submit their application via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu; they will include a letter of application in which they describe their teaching philosophy and scholarship, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  Interested candidates should submit their application by November 20.  Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Benjamin Ngong, Chair, Department of French and Francophone Studies, at ngongb@dickinson.edu



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Assistant Professor, French, MacEwan University

Submitted by ccarlin on 15 October 2017 - 12:18am

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 FTE students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement and faculty professional development.

The Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a Tenure-Track appointment in French, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.


Although the area of research expertise is open, the successful candidate will haveexperience teaching French language acquisition courses as well as French literature or culture. Native or near-native fluency in French is required. Familiarity with digital humanities, and comfort in a multidisciplinary humanist environment are assets.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of expertise and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. All application materials, including three letters of reference sent directly by referees, quoting the competition number, should be sent to careers@macewan.ca

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Edvard Lorkovic, Chair, Department of Humanities.  Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/Bachelor...


How to Apply:


Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careersandselect the job posting. 


Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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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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Scripps College, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Submitted by ccarlin on 29 August 2017 - 1:03am

SCRIPPS COLLEGE Claremont, CA 91711

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the department of French Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2018.

We are seeking candidates with primary research interests in one of these fields:

• French and/or Francophone Theater. • French and/or Francophone Visual Culture (e.g. cinema, photography, bande dessinée, digital arts, etc)

We will consider applicants working in any historical period or any geographical area of the Francophone world. A secondary research interest in gender and queer studies is highly desirable as is the ability to engage students in the production and performance of plays in French.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher-scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching all levels of French language as well as courses in literature and culture at the undergraduate level. The teaching load at Scripps is four courses per academic year, and advising on senior theses is expected. Participation in the Scripps Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities is expected. Native or near-native fluency in French and English is required. Ph.D. required. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and applications must be received by November 17th to be considered. Applicants should send a letter of application, a C.V., and three current letters of reference to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/44051. Please no email submissions.

For questions, please contact:

Professor Nathalie Rachlin Chair, Search Committee Scripps College 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 FrenchSearch@scrippscollege.edu

Scripps College is one of seven members of the Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.


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Publications Manager at UCLA-CMRS

Submitted by ccarlin on 4 June 2017 - 10:25am

Job Posting at UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Requisition Number: 25897

Job Title: Editor, Principal Working Title: Publications Manager

The Publications Manager is responsible for all aspects of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) publications program, including: negotiating agreements and contracts, identifying potential authors, contributors, or publishers; critically evaluating manuscript submissions and directing them to editorial board members or readers for peer review; editing, proofreading, and translating manuscripts for publication; and overseeing the publication production from manuscript submission to the delivery of digital print-ready files to the publisher.

CMRS’s internationally acclaimed publications include:

  • Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies (a scholarly journal published in three 400page issues per year);
  • Cursor Mundi: Viator Studies of the Medieval and Early Modern World (a series of book-length works, three to five volumes published per year);
  • Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (a graduate student journal published annually); and,
  • International Encyclopedia for the Middle Ages Online (approximately 100,000 words of text translated and edited per year).

As an integral member of the CMRS team, the Publications Manager works closely with:

  1. The CMRS Director and faculty to develop and implement new publication projects and digital publishing initiatives, as well as to provide them with one-to-one editorial assistance;
  2. The CMRS Assistant Director to plan publication-related budgets and programming;
  3. The Program Coordinator to integrate publications into CMRS’s conferences and events;
  4. The CMRS Publicity and Technical Specialist to promote CMRS publications through the web, social media, and other digital technologies; and
  5. The CMRS Financial Analyst to process revenue deposits and royalty and payments to readers and assistant editors.

For a list of required qualifications and to apply, see: mycareer.ucla.edu.

Application Deadline: 18 June 2017.

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Visiting Assistant Professor (2017-2018), University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Submitted by ccarlin on 22 May 2017 - 10:51pm
Visiting Assistant Professor (2017-2018) in French and Francophone Studies. Apply by June 1st. 
The specific courses to be taught will depend on the qualifications of the finalist; the load for VAP is 3/3. The department is a vibrant one that promotes diversity and community engagement; please see our webpage for more details about our programs:  www.uncg.edu/llc.  Please see the generic ad at  https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/3676.

Questions and informal inquiries may be directed to  ​Lisa Janvari (lajanvar@uncg.edu).

Applicants may send materials (vita and names/address​es​ of 3 references) to  ​Lisa Janvari by email, or may submit hard copy applications by mailing to:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of  ​Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

P.O. Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402-6165



Source: Women in French (Cybelle McFadden)








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Lecturer level in French, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Submitted by ccarlin on 23 March 2017 - 2:48pm

Opening at Lecturer level in French, Victoria University of Wellington
For info: there is no tenure system in New Zealand
Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in French. This is a permanent full time position and expected to commence either in July 2017 or February 2018. 
The successful applicant will be involved in teaching and administering French language and literature and culture courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Lecturer will also be able to contribute to undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in Translation Studies or another language of relevance to the School. Academic staff in the School are normally expected to teach an average of 7-8 hours per week.
The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a high-quality research record consistent with the research strategy of the School and of the University and enhance the capacity to supervise MA and PhD theses in the School.
The successful applicant is to be a productive and collegial member of a team of experienced researchers and teachers. The areas of teaching competence and the research specialisations of the appointee must complement existing strengths in French and in the wider School, enhance the broader research strategies of the University and reinforce the School’s commitment to cross-programme collaboration and interdisciplinarity.  Therefore, a specialisation in translation studies or evidence of successful research and teaching across more than one language is a requirement for this role.
Further information can be obtained from Dr Sally Hill, Head of School, Languages and Cultures, email sally.hill@vuw.ac.nz, phone +64 4 463 5298.
Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at


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Chair of French (1776), Trinity College Dublin

Submitted by ccarlin on 7 February 2017 - 2:19am

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin is seeking to fill the following full-time academic position:

Professor of French (Chair of French 1776), Permanent contract, full time. Candidates must have a PhD in a Ph.D. in French and/or Francophone Studies broadly conceived and an internationally distinguished record of research and publication relating to French studies.

Appointment will be made on the Professorship Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy (€106,516 - €136,276 per annum).

The successful applicants will be based on the main Trinity Campus, Dublin 2 or designated premises.

Closing Date:  12 Noon 9th March 2017

Post summary The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies at Trinity College Dublin is looking to make an appointment to the Chair of French (1776), one of the oldest Chairs of French in the world. The post is tenable from 1 September 2017 and arises following the retirement of Professor J. Gratton. The post holder will be expected to have and maintain a distinctive international profile of research excellence in French Studies.

This post is of international standing with previous holders including eminent scholars who have provided national and international leadership in the discipline. In making this appointment, the College is reaffirming its commitment to the role of languages in the humanities, and to the central role of the humanities in realising the academic and societal goals of a 21st century university.

Further information and application process details available at https://jobs.tcd.ie/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_search_package.search_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E

Trinity is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage and welcome applications from talented people from all backgrounds.

Source: Fabula

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12-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Durham University

Submitted by JRow on 14 December 2016 - 1:08pm

The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University is pleased to announce details of a new post-doctoral fellowship to carry out research in the context of the Durham Priory Library Recreated digitisation project. Further information is attached and the online job advertisement is available here: http://bit.ly/2gfEfxg


We would be grateful if you could circulate it as widely as possible:


Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation/Durham University Post-Doctoral Fellowship


Deadline for applications: 12 noon, 9th January 2017


Interview date: 20th January 2017


Start date: 1st March 2017


Purpose: To conduct post-doctoral research in the context of the Durham Priory Library Recreated digitisation project. This project is a collaboration between Durham Cathedral and Durham University for the digitisation of 480 volumes of manuscripts and several dozen printed books belonging to the pre-Reformation Cathedral Library and dating from the seventh century AD onwards. The fellow will work on material that has been, or is being, digitised in one of five (overlapping) research areas:


(1) History of the Book;

(2) Community Living: Liturgy, Rules and Well-Being;

(3) Scholastic Learning and Philosophical Enquiry;

(4) Science, Knowledge and the Natural World;

(5) Digital Recreations



Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

World Heritage Site Visitor Centre|7 Owengate|Durham|DH1 3HB

Tel: +44 191 334 6574 | Email: admin.imems@durham.ac.uk


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Submitted by ccarlin on 26 November 2016 - 8:46pm

Trinity College and the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages wish jointly to appoint to a Tutorial Fellowship and Associate Professorship in French (1500-1700), commencing in October 2017. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale from £45,066 to £60,513 p.a. Additional allowances provided by the College include a (taxable) housing allowance, if the successful candidate chooses not to live in College accommodation, of £13,000 p.a.

Applications are invited from candidates, who must hold a doctorate and have an excellent record of research and teaching expertise in Early Modern French literature and culture c. 1500-1700. All other things being equal, a preference may be given to a candidate whose research is focused on the period 1500-1630. The appointee will be expected to research at the highest level; to teach undergraduates for the College and Faculty, and to supervise graduates for the Faculty; to have native or near-native standard competence in both English and French; and to undertake relevant administrative duties for both the College and the Faculty.

The Associate Professor will be a member of the University and the College communities, and will work at Trinity College and at 41 Wellington Square, Oxford. S/he will be part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community which performs to the highest international levels in research and publications, and will have access to Oxford’s excellent research facilities. Candidates must have received their doctorate by the closing date for applications. While early-career candidates are welcome to apply, this is not intended as an early-career appointment. The person appointed will be expected to play a full and active role in College and Faculty teaching, research and administration from appointment.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, may be downloaded below:


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