The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French position to begin in August 2021. Fields of expertise may include the Middle Ages, 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, or studies in Francophone literatures and cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa, French Polynesia, and/or Canada. This position has a 3-2 teaching load and will include instruction of all levels of French language and upper-level courses such as (but not limited to) French business, literature, culture, and French for the professions.

Required qualifications: Applicants for this position must have a PhD in French in hand by August 16, 2021. (ABDs selected for a preliminary interview must provide evidence of probability of completing degree by time of appointment.)

Native or near-native fluency in French and English is also required. Applicants must also provide evidence of teaching excellence at the college level in addition to a well-developed research plan. Willingness to direct study abroad programs, to contribute to online course development, and to participate in the development of the French program (including extracurricular activities) is expected. Familiarity with current language pedagogy and the ACTFL Guidelines as well as experience in innovative course curricula are highly desirable.

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate fluently in French and English. For further information about Auburn University and our department visit:

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate a climate and easy access to major cities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

To apply for this position: Applicants will be required to upload a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, sample teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement detailing the candidate’s scholarly achievements and future research plans, and a writing sample related to the candidate’s area of research (in French or English). Contact information for three letters of recommendations is also required.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.”

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

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