Tenure-Track Faculty Position in French and Francophone Studies

Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in French and Francophone Studies


The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2022. We seek a specialist in modern French literature and culture (19th-21st centuries) to teach at all levels of the French and Francophone Studies curriculum (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/french-francophone-studies). Preference will be given to candidates involved in interdisciplinary research in one or more of the following areas: French cultural studies (with a focus on social justice, minorities, immigration, and/or Islam), ethnic studies, diaspora studies, and environmental studies (including ecocriticism). Native or near-native fluency in French and English is required. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher of undergraduate French courses, for students with a range of disciplinary interests, and will also possess the ability to teach interdisciplinary courses in English.


This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.



Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment.



Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a link to a recent video of yourself teaching elementary or intermediate French (preferably in person, but remotely is acceptable). Provide information about the location of the class and the level of the students in your video, the topic that your lesson covered, and the learning goals you had for the students in that class.


In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission). The College values cultural and intellectual pluralism as integral to this mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program. Thus, your application should highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or service might support the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.


The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/92383.


Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom. Questions about this search may be directed to Professor Thibaut Schilt at tschilt@holycross.edu.



College of the Holy Cross requires that all faculty and staff show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. New faculty members believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.



The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.


Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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