Open Rank Position in Caribbean and/or Sub-Saharan African Francophone Literature/Culture

The Yale University Departments of French and African American Studies seek to appoint a scholar in Francophone literatures and cultures.  Scholarship may focus on Caribbean and/or sub-Saharan African literature, on their diasporas, and on theoretical approaches to the study of race, as well as the history of those approaches.  The field may include the two areas mentioned as well as literature of the second and greater generations of these areas who are now in France.

Rank is open, and appointments can be made at the assistant, tenured associate, or full professor levels. Candidates should demonstrate a capacity for original scholarship and a strong commitment to energetic and innovative teaching.  Interest in interdisciplinary work and a demonstrated engagement with related fields of study are highly desirable.  At time of hire the Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) and native or near-native command of French are required.  

All applicants should submit a cover letter, research statement, and a CV online at  

Recent PhD’s and untenured candidates should also provide at least three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, and a 20-page writing sample.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.  

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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