Assistant Professor - Modernism (Nineteenth to Twenty-First Centuries) - French

The Department of French at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of French, expected start date July 1, 2021. We seek a scholar working in 19th-, 20th-, and/or 21st-century French Studies. Interdisciplinary research, especially in one or more of the following areas, will be an asset: poetry; theater and performance; intermediality; digital media; ecocriticism; critical theory; critical race theory. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate courses as well as graduate seminars for students with a range of disciplinary interests.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of French. We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education and the potential to advance the department’s goal of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment. Additional information is available on

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION: Evidence of excellence in research and teaching; teaching and research expertise in 19th-21st-century studies; fluency in French. Additional qualifications must be met by the start date.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree. Expertise in one of the following fields: poetry; theater and performance; intermediality; digital media; ecocriticism; critical theory; critical race theory.

Applications must be received by October 30, 2020. Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not be considered. Please direct inquiries to:

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