Tenure Track Assistant Professor Pre-19th Century French Studies

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The Department of European Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in French to start in August 2021. Research specialization in pre-19th century French studies with preferred expertise in race/colonialism, women/gender, and/or sexuality/LGBTQ studies. We seek a dynamic colleague who can complement, strengthen, diversify, and expand the competencies of our program and department and contribute to fostering innovative collaborations with faculty in various units on campus. 


Required qualifications/criteria:

  • PhD in hand by June 2021 in an appropriate field
  • Professional proficiency in French and in English
  • Strong research program with evidence of scholarly contributions commensurate with experience in the field
  • Ability and willingness to teach medieval to 18th-century topics in French in undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Ability and willingness to engage actively in departmental and university service
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (see specific BIE criteria below)


Desirable qualifications/criteria:

  • Teaching experience in the U.S. university system
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses in French at all levels of the curriculum
  • Ability and willingness to serve as undergraduate advisor for French
  • Ability to contribute to undergraduate and graduate program revision and to develop innovative interdisciplinary courses


We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. In addition to your application letter, please provide a 300-word Diversity Statement describing how you meet at least two or more of the following BIE criteria: 


  • Is engaged in service with underrepresented populations in higher education
  • Demonstrates knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education
  • Has experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students
  • Integrates understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research
  • Extends knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group
  • Is committed to research that engages underrepresented communities
  • Shows expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration
  • Has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education


Candidates should apply through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/81429 by January 15, 2021. Interested applicants should submit an application letter, CV, 300-word diversity statement, writing sample (e.g. article, book chapter, dissertation chapter), a sample syllabus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. class evaluations, supervisor’s report), and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be submitted by the deadline. Position will remain open until filled. For further information, please contact Professor Anne Donadey at adonadey@sdsu.edu


SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

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