Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Francophone Studies)

TRINITY COLLEGE’s Department of Language and Culture Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in postcolonial Francophone Studies, beginning July 2022. The Department of Language and Culture Studies offers courses in ten different languages and is committed to innovation in pedagogy across all levels of our curriculum. We are seeking candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and whose research centers on Caribbean, North African, and/or Sub-Saharan African literature and culture, of any historical period.

The successful candidate will be expected to expand our course offerings in postcolonial Francophone Studies, provide courses in English that support our African and/or Caribbean Studies programs on campus, teach courses at all levels of French language, and participate actively in the service of our department. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts context.

The teaching load is typically 5 courses per year, but new hires teach a 2-2 load in their first two years.

Trinity College is a liberal arts college with approximately 2200 undergraduate students and 220 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our students come from diverse socioeconomic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds across the US and internationally. We especially welcome applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.

Applicants are expected to have native or near-native fluency in French and English. A PhD in French and Francophone Studies, or a related field, is required by July 1, 2022.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a letter of application, CV, sample of scholarly writing (no more than 20 pages), a portfolio of course evaluations (if available), a teaching statement that includes your approach to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for 3 reference providers. 

Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Zoom interviews will be conducted in December 2021, and campus visits are expected to take place in February 2022.

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