Assistant Professor of French

The Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible position in French at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Sept 2020. This position holds an annual service appointment of nine months (Sept 16 to June 15). Candidates will be expected to teach and engage in research that could include the following: translation, digital humanities and textual scholarship, French in a transnational or global perspective, and language use and acquisition. University of Washington faculty participate in teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda, develop courses and teach language and content at all levels in the undergraduate and graduate programs, foster connections with other programs and fields in and outside the UW, actively participate in service to the university and profession, and contribute to departmental and university-wide diversity and equity initiatives (  We invite candidates to learn more about our programs and courses in French:


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment. We welcome candidates with pertinent teaching and research experience from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to literary studies, history, critical area studies such as race, diaspora and gender/sexuality studies, sociology, anthropology, and geography. Candidates working in any period may apply.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing research and teaching experience and interests; a statement on how their work would contribute to the department’s and the university’s diversity and inclusion goals; and a current CV by November 4, 2019. Candidates chosen for a second round will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample, along with syllabi and/or course descriptions.

These materials should be submitted by way of Interfolio

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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