Visiting Assistant Professor of Film & Francophone Studies

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Film & Francophone Studies, with a specialization in any non-European francophone area, and the ability to teach all levels of French language. This position has the potential to be renewed for additional year(s). The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester, including French language courses, topics in Francophone cinema in both English and French, as well as Introduction to Film Studies to support St. Lawrence’s interdisciplinary program in Digital Media & Film. We are especially interested in candidates with a focus on the critical study of gender, sexuality, and race in cinematic representation and a commitment to exploring the changing meaning and function of cinema in relation to emerging digital technologies. The position is a dual appointment between the new program in Digital Media & Film and the Department of World Languages, Cultures and Media.

St. Lawrence University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that supports students and teachers of all backgrounds. We require applicants to submit a one-page diversity statement on how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service strive to promote diversity and inclusion in a liberal arts environment. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in higher education. For more information on St. Lawrence University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, see:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.
  • Native or near-native fluency in French.
  • Experience teaching French language and Francophone cinema at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialization in Francophone (non-European) cinema.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching film and media studies.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin February 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Chair, Dr. Eloïse Brezault, Associate Professor of French and African Studies (

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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