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University of California, Santa Barbara, tenure-track, "Long French Enlightenment"

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 3:13pm


Open Sep 15, 2014 through Dec 12, 2014


The Department of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in French Literature, beginning July 1, 2015. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focus on aspects of the “long” French Enlightenment (ca. 1670-1815), with a strong background in the literature, philosophy, and culture of this period. The successful candidate will bring a comparative perspective to bear on the study of literature and will be able to contribute to existing initiatives such as the Graduate Center for Literary Research, the French track in Comparative Literature, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in French and at least one other European literary tradition. Secondary specializations in a cognate field (e.g. history, political science, science and technology, translation studies, cultural studies) are welcome although not required. The successful candidate will teach in both the French and Comparative Literature programs, including large humanities courses on European literary culture, smaller courses for the French major, and graduate seminars. The ability to conduct courses at all levels in French and English is essential, as is evidence of outstanding research (or research potential). Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.

All application materials, including letters of reference, should be uploaded onto the UCSB Academic Job Board athttps://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00384. Application packets should include the following: cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, short writing sample, teaching statement, transcript, and at least three letters of recommendation. The Department will begin reviewing materials on November 15, 2014. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should have arrived by that date. Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee at frenchlitsearch2014@frit.ucsb.edu. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association Convention in Vancouver (Canada), January 8-11, 2015.

The Department of French and Italian at the University of California at Santa Barbara is deeply committed to both research and teaching, with nationally and internationally recognized faculty in French, Francophone, and Italian studies from the medieval period to the present. Our Department is strongly committed to interdisciplinary work and maintains close affiliations with other departments across campus, as well as strong integration with the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC), the Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR), the Comparative Literature Program, and Programs in Medieval Studies, Translation Studies, and Feminist Studies. We offer undergraduate programs leading to the B.A. in French and in Italian Studies and an M.A./Ph.D. track administered through the Department of Comparative Literature. For more information, please visit our web page at: http://www.frit.ucsb.edu.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Transcript

  • Writing Sample

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.


  • Statement of Research



3-5 letters of reference required


  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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Professeur ou Professeure en littérature d'expression française (littérature des femmes), Université Laval (Québec)

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 3:11pm
Professeur ou professeure en littérature d'expression française (Littérature des femmes) Période d'affichage 10-09-2014  au  09-01-2015 Département Département des littératures Faculté Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines

Information générale sur la faculté / département

Milieu de vie privilégié au cœur de la ville de Québec, l’Université Laval est une grande université complète reconnue pour sa culture de l’excellence en enseignement et en recherche.

Description du poste

La personne titulaire de ce poste devra :

• Enseigner aux trois cycles en littérature d’expression française, notamment dans le domaine de la littérature des femmes ; • Encadrer des étudiants aux trois cycles et diriger des mémoires de maîtrise et des thèses de doctorat ; • Mener des activités de recherche dans le domaine de la littérature d’expression française, en particulier de la littérature des femmes ; • Participer au bon fonctionnement des programmes d’études littéraires ; • Prendre part aux activités départementales et universitaires.

Critères de sélection

• Doctorat (ou l’équivalent) ou doctorat en voie d’achèvement en littérature d’expression française (Québec, France ou francophonie) avec thèse sur la littérature des femmes ; • Expérience de l’enseignement de la littérature d’expression française au niveau universitaire ; • Publications pertinentes et participation à des colloques ou congrès dans le domaine ; • Aptitude à travailler en équipe ; • Une spécialisation en études culturelles sera considérée comme un atout.

Conditions d'engagement et de traitement

Salaire selon la convention collective en vigueur.


Date limite de dépôt de candidatures 9 janvier 2015 Date d'entrée en fonction 1 juillet 2015

Faire parvenir sa candidature accompagnée d’un curriculum vitæ, de trois lettres de recommandation et d’un exemplaire des textes publiés et, le cas échéant, des évaluations d’enseignement, avant le 9 janvier 2015, à l'attention de : Madame Chantal Hébert Directrice Département des littératures Pavillon Charles-De Koninck 1030, avenue des Sciences-Humaines Université Laval Québec (Québec)  G1V 0A6

Aucune candidature par courrier électronique ne sera acceptée. Tous les documents doivent être envoyés à la date indiquée ; tout dossier incomplet sera éliminé.

Valorisant la diversité, l'Université Laval invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter leur candidature, en particulier les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées. La priorité sera toutefois accordée aux personnes ayant le statut de citoyen canadien ou de résident permanent
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Salisbury University, tenure-track, Generalist: open until filled

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 3:08pm
The Department of Modern Languages at Salisbury University is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in French.

Area of Specialization: A generalist with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching who will support our ongoing study abroad initiatives. Training in the francophone literatures and cultures of the Caribbean and Africa desired, but not essential.

Primary Job Duties: Teaching load is 3-3. Salisbury University faculty members are expected to demonstrate appropriate levels of scholarly activity and service.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in French or related field is required at the time of hire. Native or near-native fluency required.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our websitehttp://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1). A letter of interest, 2). curriculum vitae, 3). a statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references. For questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Claire Kew at cfkew@salisbury.edu.

Applications received by November 15, 2014 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2015.

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger's magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

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Oklahoma State University, tenure-track, pre 1800

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 10:39am
Must be able to teach undergraduate courses on all levels including a variety of advanced skills courses and courses in French Literature pre-1800. Ability to teach French phonetics desirable. Native or near-native fluency in French and English required. PhD in French in hand by time of appointment. Applicants should submit: cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Submit materials via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/27558) to Perry Gethner, 309 Gundersen, Deadline: December 5, 2014. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74074. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

Application Information

Contact: P Oklahoma State University Online App. Form: https://apply.interfolio.com/27558

More Information on Oklahoma State University

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Ohio State University: tenure-track (Early Modern French Studies) Open until filled

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 10:37am

Description: The Department of French and Italian at the Ohio State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early Modern French Studies. Research and teaching specializations are open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses the intersection of literature and science/technology (ecocriticism, narrative medicine, visual culture, exploration/early colonial studies, etc.). Candidates who bridge traditional chronological sub-field specializations (16th, 17th, and/or 18th centuries), or who have a specialization in one of these areas and a demonstrable secondary expertise in another, are especially desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate survey and general education courses as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on topics of the candidate’s choice.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment (August 14, 2015). Native or near-native fluency in English and French. Application Instructions (sample language):

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Jennifer Willging at willging.1@osu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )

Further Info:

200 Hagerty Hall 1775 College Road Columbus, Ohio 43210


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Northern Illinois University: For Lang & Lit Assistant Professor of French Studies, tenure-track (generalist) Open until filled

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 10:35am

Assistant Professor French Studies 

Anticipated tenure-track position for a Generalist in French Studies to start Fall 2015. Area of research specialization is open; however, the successful candidate should be able to teach a variety of literature, culture, and basic language courses on a 3/3 load. The department expects the new hire to be research-active, to be interested in collaboration with colleagues and students, to be committed to student success, and to engage with students through programs such as the department’s Foreign Language Residence Program, the French Club, the Study Abroad Program in Bordeaux, and NIU’s Research Rookie Program.

Requirements  Native or near-native fluency in French; a Ph.D. in French or related field; ability to teach the literature and culture of France and Francophone regions; experience in the use of technology.

Preferred specialization  A sub-specialty in film, contemporary literature and/or gender studies; proficiency in different modes of teaching (online/hybrid). Ability to teach Commercial French and Translation is a definite plus.

Materials  Please send your dossier (Letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendations) to Professor Katharina Barbe at askfl@niu.edu. Preference will be given to complete applications received by December 5, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Possibility to interview at MLA.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution.


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Lyon College, tenure-track (generalist). Open until filled

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 10:34am
Lyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Romance Languages beginning fall 2015. The teaching load is seven courses per academic year and will include all levels of French as well as elementary Spanish. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French or Comparative Literature, native or near-native fluency in French, and experience teaching at the college level. Teaching excellence and a commitment to student mentoring and college service are essential. An active program of scholarship is expected. Experience at a liberal arts college desired. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. Terrell Tebbetts, Chair of the Language and Literature Division, Lyon College, P.O. Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503. Electronic submissions should be sent tolanguagesearch@lyon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Lyon College is an independent, selective, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is included among the country's best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Located in the Ozark foothill community of Batesville, the picturesque campus is 90 miles north of Little Rock and 125 miles west of Memphis. Lyon is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Lyon College, visit https://www.lyon.edu.

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James Madison University, tenure-track (generalist)

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 10:32am

General Info: The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in French at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015.

Duties and Responsibilities: The teaching load is three courses per semester balanced among French 300 - 400 level language, literature and culture, possibly including interdisciplinary courses.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015 in post-Renaissance Metropolitan French literature and culture and have native or near-native fluency both in French and in English. Additionally, candidates should have an excellent knowledge of French culture.

Candidates should also have an excellent record of prior teaching experience and show evidence of strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, service and scholarly activity.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions: The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.

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Hillsdale College: tenure track for a generalist

Submitted by jtamas on 24 November 2014 - 10:30am

Hillsdale College seeks an Assistant Professor in French to commence August 2015. Full-time tenure-track position. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment. Generalists desired with demonstrated excellence in teaching language and literature at all undergraduate levels, native or near-native proficiency in French and English, and evidence of scholarly potential. An interest in study abroad is a plus. All courses are taught in the target language.  Hillsdale College is a selective, independent, four-year liberal arts college. Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts: academic excellence and institutional independence. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College’s Mission Statement (http://www.hillsdale.edu/about/history/mission.asp) and address in their cover letter their interest and ability to teach in light of its principles.  Send application, vita, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), three letters of recommendation to Dr. Marie-Claire Morellec, Professor, French Department, Hillsdale C., Hillsdale, MI. 49242. For consideration in time for interviews at the MLA conference, applications must be received no later than November 21. EOE.


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Visiting: Assistant Professor in French Language

Submitted by jtamas on 10 October 2014 - 5:34pm
Visiting Assistant Professor in French Language 
Beginning September 2015, a three-year renewable position teaching French language at all levels in a dynamic liberal arts program in French. We are seeking a committed and outstanding language pedagogue. In addition to teaching five courses over the academic year, the successful candidate will also: offer a colloquium presentation once a year on new developments in language pedagogy and technology in the classroom; work closely with French Teaching Associates; and serve as a liaison to the Language Lab Director regarding new foreign language technologies. Candidates should: have native or near-native fluency in French; provide evidence of demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching of the French language at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels; and hold a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature, or in French Language Pedagogy, or in French Applied Linguistics. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference by November 15, 2014 through Interfolio, using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/25687 
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


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