Assistant Professor of pre-19th-century French and Iberian (Spanish and/or Portuguese)

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position of pre-19th-century French and Iberian (Spanish and/or Portuguese)

European Studies and Spanish & Portuguese Departments (joint position), San Diego State University


The Departments of European Studies and of Spanish & Portuguese at San Diego State University invite applications for a tenure track assistant professor joint position in French and in Spanish and/or Portuguese, to start in August 2020. Research specialization in pre-19th-century studies with preferred expertise in women/gender, sexuality/LGBTQ studies, and/or race/colonialism. We seek a dynamic colleague who can complement, strengthen, and expand the competencies of our departments and contribute to fostering innovative collaborations with faculty in the College of Arts and Letters and other units on campus.


Required qualifications/criteria:

  • PhD in hand by June 2020 in an appropriate field
  • Native or near-native fluency in French as well as in Spanish and/or Portuguese, and excellent knowledge of English
  • Strong research program with evidence of participation in professional growth activities consistent with experience in the field
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses in French as well as in Spanish and/or Portuguese at all levels of the curriculum
  • 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


Desirable qualifications/criteria:

  • Teaching experience in the U.S. university system
  • Ability and willingness to teach medieval to 18th-century topics in undergraduate and graduate courses in French as well as in Spanish (and/or undergraduate courses in Portuguese)
  • Ability and willingness to serve as undergraduate advisor
  • Ability to contribute to undergraduate and graduate program revision and to develop innovative interdisciplinary courses


Candidates should apply through Interfolio at by October 15, 2019. Interested applicants should submit an application letter, CV, writing sample (e.g. article, book chapter, dissertation chapter), one sample syllabus in French and one sample syllabus in Spanish or Portuguese, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. class evaluations, supervisor’s report), and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, application material must be submitted by the deadline. Position will remain open until filled. For further information, contact Dr. Edith Benkov at


The Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) program allocates additional tenure-track faculty lines for qualified candidates identified in regular faculty searches who meet criteria aligned with SDSU’s commitment to diversity. We encourage candidates who meet at least two of the criteria outlined in to please discuss how you meet these criteria in your application letter.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

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