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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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Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Kenyon College

Submitted by ccarlin on 19 October 2016 - 4:02pm

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year visiting position (sabbatical replacement) in French at the assistant professor or instructor level, to begin August, 2017. Native or near-native fluency required. The successful applicant will have a demonstrable record of teaching excellence and scholarly potential. Field of specialization in pre-1800 literature preferred, secondary field in French cultural studies and/or film desirable.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) letters of reference from three (3) recommenders; and 4) an unofficial transcript. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Skype interviews.  Completed applications received by the November 15, 2016 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.


Mortimer Martin Guiney

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH 43022  USA

(740) 427-5803



Source: H-France

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Poste de professeure ou de professeur en littérature d'Ancien Régime avant 1700 (Montréal)

Submitted by ccarlin on 4 October 2016 - 3:49pm

Le Département des littératures de langue française de l'Université de Montréal sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d'adjoint en littérature d'Ancien Régime avant 1700.

Les dossiers doivent être transmis par la poste au plus tard le 15 novembre 2016.

Pour plus de détails, voir l'annonce sur le site web de référence.
RESPONSABLE : Marie-Pascale Huglo, directrice intérimaire
URL DE REFERENCE : http://www.littfra.umontreal.ca/

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SFS Visiting International Fellowship Award. Due date: 1 April 2016

Submitted by farisallison3 on 2 February 2016 - 11:01am

The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce the third round of its Visiting International Fellowship scheme. The SFS International Visiting Fellowship scheme enables outstanding academics in French Studies at all career stages, based in overseas universities, to spend time at UK or Irish higher education institutions. The deadline for applications to this year’s Visiting International Fellowship Award is 1 April 2016, for activity taking place during AY 2016/17. Full details of the scheme are provided below. Information may also be found on the following link:  Cmd+Click or tap to follow the link">http://www.sfs.ac.uk/funding-visiting-fellowships/.


Applications should be submitted to Professor Edward Welch, Carnegie Chair of French, University of Aberdeen (edward.welch@abdn.ac.uk), to whom informal enquiries can also be made. This year's Visiting International Fellow is Professor Barbara Havercroft (University of Toronto), who will be undertaking a series of activities during May 2016. Full details of these events will be circulated in due course.




The Society for French Studies is delighted to announce the third round of its Visiting International Fellowship scheme. In the light of its commitment to support international mobility within the subject area it represents, the Society offers funding for a grant to support an annual visiting fellowship, tenable in any UK or Irish university, or institution of higher education in the UK or Ireland, to allow outstanding academics in the French Studies field based in overseas universities to spend time at UK or Irish higher education institutions. The scheme is designed to support early career and established scholars, although exceptionally the Society may be prepared to consider candidates—such as authors—who do not hold a university post.


There is one deadline per year:

1 April, for activity taking place the following academic session.


Applicants will normally be notified of the outcome of their application within two months of the date of the application.


The key objective of the Fellowship grant is to encourage the internationalization of French Studies in the UK and Ireland through engagement with those active in the field elsewhere. It is also intended that the Fellow will use the occasion to further their own academic interests, and to visit more than one UK institution. The emphasis will be on collaboration and on the diffusion of skills and knowledge, and priority may be given to new or recent collaborative ventures. Where a visit builds on existing collaboration, the applicant in the UK or Ireland should explain what the visit will achieve over and above past outcomes. It is the intention that the fellowship may provide a degree of expertise that is not otherwise available within the UK and Irish research base in French Studies. Visiting fellows will be expected to offer 'Society for French Studies Lectures' (or equivalent), either in the host institution or elsewhere, to mark their residence.


The principal criteria for selection will be (i) the academic standing and achievements of the visitor in terms of their current career stage, (ii) their potential for making a substantial contribution to French Studies in the UK and Ireland, and (iii) the specific nature of the proposed programme during the fellowship. Additionally, and as collaboration is a central aim of the scheme, joint bids from two or more institutions are especially welcomed, and the selection panel will give special consideration to such applications.


Visits should be for no more than four weeks in duration, although an extended period may be appropriate if additional funding is available from institutional sources. There is an expectation that institutions will supplement the Society's grant, and the level of additional support offered will be taken into consideration in the allocation of the award.


Eligible subject areas The Society for French Studies exists to promote teaching and research in French Studies, understood in its broadest senses, in higher education. Activities supported by this scheme should be aligned with this objective, but may also support initiatives that explore the limits of French Studies in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaboration.


Eligibility of applicants Applications must be completed by an academic member of staff in the UK or Irish host institution. The UK or Irish host applicant is also expected to organise, direct and take academic and organisational responsibility of the fellowship. Host applicants must be members of or associated Higher Education departments of French (or departments which teach French) in the UK and Ireland. Main applicants must also be members of the Society for French Studies. No more than one application may be submitted by any institution in one academic year (this applies to collegiate and non-collegiate universities alike, and includes joint applications from two or institutions).


Level of Grant The Society will offer a grant of up to £2,000 to support travel, accommodation, subsistence and other expenses; up to an additional £500 is also available to cover the costs of visiting other institutions in the UK or Ireland. Personal expenditure on items such as visa costs, car hire and health insurance are not eligible, and it is expected that host institutions will offer support for these. Application for this award will be competitive, and it cannot be made retrospectively.

Application Procedure In order to apply, please send a letter or email giving the following details:

(i) name, position and institutional affiliation of the host applicant; (ii) name, institutional affiliation and outline of career and principal publications/ achievements of the proposed Visiting Fellow (iii) intended dates of the Fellowship; (iv) intended collaborators during the Fellowship; (v) the subject area within French Studies to which the fellowship activity relates; (vi) planned activities, including visits to and lectures/seminars at other institutions; (vii) any other anticipated outputs or outcomes; (viii) a draft budget, clearly detailing the amount requested, and the purpose to which it will be put; (ix) details, where relevant, of other applications for, or commitments to, funding relating to the research in question; (x) an undertaking to abide by the conditions of the award, if successful; (xi) confirmation that the principal applicant is a member of the Society for French Studies.


Applications should be addressed to:

Professor Ed Welch Carnegie Chair of French School of Language & Literature King's College University of Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3UB edward.welch@abdn.ac.uk

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University College Dublin (Ireland) Assistant Professor

Submitted by ccarlin on 1 February 2016 - 5:43pm

Lecturer (below the bar) in French - In Medieval and/or Early Modern Studies (Assistant Professor)

Permanent Post

Applications are invited for one permanent appointment as Lecturer (below the bar) in French – In Medieval and/or Early Modern Studies, UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics.  Applicants must have a PhD in French, an active research track record and a commitment to developing new research programmes within the School and the College of Arts and Humanities.

Successful applicants will contribute significantly to research in one of the School’s thematic areas:

  • Medieval Literature and Language
  • Renaissance/Early Modern Literature

and also contribute to the school’s graduate and undergraduate programmes.


UCD is a dynamic research-intensive university that is at the forefront of research and teaching activities across a wide range of disciplines.

The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics is a research active unit with research interests in the fields of literature, civilisation, history, politics and society of its target cultures represented by the languages taught in the School. Interdisciplinary and multinational research and teaching activities are welcome both on the undergraduate level and the School’s varied MA programmes. Modern Languages at UCD is ranked among the top 100 in the QS subject rankings.

Note: It is envisaged the appointed Lecturer will commence in post on 1 September 2016.


Lecturer (below the bar) Scale: €31,820 – €56,602 p.a.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.


Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies

Closing date:  17:00hrs (GMT) on Tuesday 16th February 2016


Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.   Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications.

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Career Development Fellowship in Early Modern French, St. Hilda's College

Submitted by farisallison3 on 5 November 2015 - 7:44am






St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, invites applications for a Career Development Fellowship in French for four years from 1 October 2016. Applicants will have completed a doctorate but be at an early stage of their career.  The post-holder will be expected to engage in research, to offer a total of 6 hours per week tutorial teaching for St Hilda’s, and to be fully involved with admissions and the management of the subject in the College. There is no possibility of renewal beyond 30 September 2020.


The appointee will be paid on a scale from £30,434 (point 1) to £33,242 (point 4) per annum (University Grade 7, current rates).  The successful candidate will also be able to claim an Academic Allowance of £1,300 per annum and an entertainment allowance of £235 per annum. The Fellow will be a member of the Senior Common Room, and will be entitled to all meals free of charge.


The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 10 December 2015.  Further particulars, including details of how to apply, may be downloaded from the College website at http://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/career-development-fellowship-french, or obtained from the Academic Registrar, St Hilda’s College, Oxford OX4 1DY (college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk).


Dr Helen J. Swift
Associate Professor of Medieval French and Tutorial Fellow Co-convenor, MSt in Women's Studies St Hilda's College, Oxford, OX4 1DY

Tel: 01865 (2)76871 Web: www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/swift Twitter: @MedFrenchOx

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University of California, Irvine

Submitted by ccarlin on 22 October 2015 - 4:50pm

Department of European Languages and Studies

Professor of French, Open Rank

Field of specialization: French literature pre-1800 and/or modern French thought (i.e., French theory, broadly understood). Applicants need not combine these fields, but those who do are strongly preferred. All applicants should have a Ph.D. in French, Comparative Literature, or a related field, and have native or near-native fluency in French.

Apply online at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03151 by December 4, 2015.

Applications must include a letter, CV, writing sample, list of three references, and a separate statement that addresses how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

From: emorisi@gmail.com



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Assistant Professor, Athabasca University, French baroque and classical literature of the 17th century

Submitted by ccarlin on 21 October 2015 - 2:16pm

Athabasca University’s Centre for Humanities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, French, commencing January 1, 2016. This is a full-time position located in Alberta, Canada. Athabasca University is a fully-accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to facilitating open access to education.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in French literary studies with expertise in French literature from the Moyen-Age to the 21st century. Familiarity with global Francophone literature, French language and basic translation courses will be considered an asset.  PhDs in related disciplines may be considered. Applications are encouraged from those whose scholarship critically addresses topics in the evolution of French literary movements in the 17th and 18th centuries. We are seeking a candidate with an active research program and publication record in one or more of the following areas: French baroque and classical literature of the 17th century and the French novel of the 18th century.

The candidate will be a native or near-native speaker of French and will be able to communicate well in English. She/he is expected to develop new courses as determined by the needs of the program and her/his research interests. The candidate will also coordinate and revise existing courses in the program. Evidence of teaching excellence is required, and familiarity with online systems of course delivery and distance education preferred. Experience supervising graduate students would also be considered an asset. All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.

The full job profile can be viewed at: http://www1.athabascau.ca/hr/careers/jobprofiles/academic.doc/file_view

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Manijeh Mannani at 1.866.376.3105 or via email: manijehm@athabascau.ca. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applications will only be received and accepted through our online recruitment system. When applying, please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, writing sample (ideally of published writing), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (ideally, a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, evaluations if available, and a sample syllabus).

Click here to submit your resume to this position: http://athabascau.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=2146

Source: APFUCC

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Tenure-track position, "Littérature de voyage", Memorial University of New Foundland

Submitted by ccarlin on 21 October 2015 - 2:12pm


Numéros des postes: VPA-FREN-2015-001 et VPA-FREN-2015-002

 Le Département d’études françaises et hispaniques sollicite des candidatures pour deux postes en français menant à la permanence.  Qualifications : Doctorat (complété ou sur le point de l’être) en littérature française avec un programme de recherche en études filmiques de langue française (VPA-FREN-2015-001) pour le premier poste et en littérature de voyage (VPA-FREN-2015-002) pour le second; une expérience dans l’enseignement de la langue française, de la littérature et/ou de la culture de langue française.  Les candidat.e.s retenu.e.s pourront enseigner aux premier et deuxième cycles. Les offres de service comprendront une lettre de motivation, un c.v. et un dossier (un dossier d’enseignement et un échantillon d’écriture de la longueur d’un article).  Les candidat.e.s fourniront les coordonnées de trois répondant.e.s.  Les offres de service doivent être expédiées à Mme Anne Thareau, Directrice, Département d’études françaises et hispaniques, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1B 3X9, ou par courriel (PDF) à athareau@mun.ca avant le 27 novembre 2015.


Merci beaucoup,


Anne Thareau

Head, Department of French and Spanish

Directrice du département d'études françaises et hispaniques

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, NL / TNL

A1B 3X9


Tel / Téléphone : 709-864-7636 or 7637

Fax / Télécopie : 709-864-3594



Source: Joy Palacios / APFUCC

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17th/18th centuries specialist, University of Rochester

Submitted by jtamas on 7 October 2015 - 1:03pm

Mod Langs & Cultures, Lattimore 403, Box 270082, Rochester, NY 14627  http://www.rochester.edu/College/MLC/

Assistant Professor of French  The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu/College/MLC/) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French specializing in the literature and culture of the 17th and/or 18th centuries, with interdisciplinary and/or theoretical interests that might include psychoanalysis, literature and philosophy, literature and the visual arts. Native or near-native command of French, excellence in teaching, and promise or evidence of scholarly accomplishments essential. Ph.D. by time of appointment. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary programs such Film and Media Studies, the Ph.D. program in Visual and Cultural Studies, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, and Translation Studies. Preliminary interviews at the MLA meeting in Austin. Complete applications should include a letter of application, CV, writing sample in English (of no more than 25-30 pages), 3 letters of recommendation. For additional information, contact Cilas Kemedjio, Chair, Search Committee, at cilaskemedjio@rochester.edu.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled



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