Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies

The department of Romance Studies at Cornell University is searching for an Assistant professor (tenure line) in Francophone Studies. Preference will be given to a researcher working on Sub-Saharan Francophone literatures and/or cultures (including other arts such as cinema, or different disciplines such as philosophy and anthropology). We will also consider candidates with a strong Maghrebian or Antillean background (20th-21st C.). Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in French.  Ph.D. required by appointment start date of July 1, 2020.  The department of Romance Studies has a longstanding commitment to theory and interdisciplinary research. It is the home of the journal diacritics and it has strong ties with other departments or programs, such as Comparative Literature, Africana Studies, Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies, French Studies, or the Society for the Humanities.

Interested candidates should submit electronically their dossier (letter of application, C.V., dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion) at:  The deadline for applications is October 15, 2019.

The Department of Romance Studies at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders.  We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. 

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

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