Assistant Professor of French Linguistics

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The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French Linguistics beginning August 16, 2022. The successful applicant will have an active and rigorous research agenda focusing on one or more of the following areas: sociolinguistics and variation in French, language and identity, theoretical linguistics; and demonstrated experience teaching linguistics courses in French at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will maintain a productive research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate linguistics courses as well as other French courses in the undergraduate curriculum, direct M.A. theses and doctoral dissertations, and provide service to the French program and the Modern Languages and Classics department, as appropriate. Native or near-native command of French and English is required. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2022. 


The Modern Languages and Classics department offers a vibrant graduate program with national and international scholars and students.  The University of Alabama is home to students from 77+ countries. Our 150+ graduate programs offer both research-based and professionally focused opportunities at the master’s and doctoral level. Our 4+ square kilometer campus is not only beautiful but has facilities that are second to none—laboratories, collaborative study space, and high-tech classrooms and workspaces. 


Applicants should apply online at UA's website by submitting a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Candidates should have three letters of recommendation sent directly via email to French Search Committee Chair at or by mail to:

French Search Committee Chair, Box 870246 The University of Alabama, Modern Languages and Classics Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. At least one of the letters should address the applicant’s teaching experience. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after November 15, 2021 are not guaranteed full consideration. 

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