Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor of French

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Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a visiting position in French & Francophone Studies at the assistant professor or instructor rank for the 2021-22 academic year.  The successful candidate will teach six courses: in the fall, beginning French I (FREN 101), Advanced French (FREN 301), and French/Francophone Feminisms (FREN 306/406). In the Spring, beginning French II (FREN 102), Intermediate French II (FREN 202), and a film or literature class on a theme of the candidate’s choosing. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in French. ABD will be considered, but degree must be completed by September 1, 2021 for appointment at the assistant professor level. Experience teaching at all levels of the French curriculum is preferred, as are expertise in francophone literature/film and inclusive teaching strategies. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and will include a benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names of three references online  at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement for 3,100 students in the beautiful Pacific Northwest ( The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For the 2019-20 academic year, 42 percent of incoming first-year students were the first generation in their families to attend college; 45 percent self-identify as students of color; and 37 percent are Pell Grant-eligible. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. 

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