Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2020. We are seeking a dynamic teacher-scholar of French and Francophone literature and culture with a research specialization in a period from the 16th century to the long 19th century (inclusive). The successful candidate will show evidence of strong, ongoing scholarly achievement or potential as demonstrated by publications and/or works in progress. A secondary research specialization in a particular critical methodology (e.g., gender studies, visual studies, cultural studies, media studies, critical theory, etc.) is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a capacity for high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as both a specialist and a generalist, engaging with a range of time periods and subject matter. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities.  Service to the department, college, and university is expected.  The candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in French is required.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at using job ID 18554BR.  Submit online a letter of application, a CV detailing relevant experience, and a dossier including a short sample of published scholarly work (30 pp. maximum), a teaching statement, and two (2) sample syllabi. Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Lloyd Allred, Attn: French Search Committee, either by email at , Interfolio or post to: Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 42071, Lubbock, TX 79409-2071.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, but applications must be received by Friday, 8 November 2019 to ensure full consideration. Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted by video conference in late November or early December.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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