Assistant Professor, Francophone Sub-Saharan or Afro- Caribbean Literature French

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FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature of Baruch College, CUNY, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in francophone Sub-Saharan African and Afro-Caribbean literature and culture. The candidate should also have experience and interest in teaching the French language and be familiar with pedagogic approaches to language teaching. Secondary interests include Comparative Literature and cultural studies. Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students. QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment and demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness, institutional service, and potential for scholarly publication and creative activities. Publications in area of specialization are desirable. COMPENSATION CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. *Pursuant to the New York City Health Benefits Summary Program Description, all City of New York employees, and employees of Participating Employers, hired on or after July 1, 2019, will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan, and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first 365 days of employment. After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365 day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day. An employee who needs to request an exemption to this requirement can do so by submitting an Opt-Out Request Form for review and approval. See below link for additional information. HOW TO APPLY STEP ONE - Go to this link below. To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now". Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, a critical or scholarly essay (minimum 10 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for an undergraduate literature course in your area of expertise, and three letters of recommendation. STEP TWO - Go to All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590. CLOSING DATE Review of resumes will begin December 1, 2019; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by November 30, 2019. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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