Visiting Faculty of French and Francophone Studies

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages at Xavier University invites applications for a Visiting Faculty of French and Francophone Studies for AY 2022/2023. The position carries a 4/4 load.

All areas of specialization are welcome. We especially encourage scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: transnational and multicultural France with a focus on the Middle Eastern and North African diaspora; Francophone literatures and cultures of the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, and/or the Caribbean; Critical European Cultural Studies.

Candidates should demonstrate the interest and ability to collaborate effectively with other departmental and interdisciplinary programs as we continue to grow our burgeoning program. The department expects to hire a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2023.

Enthusiasm for teaching language and culture at all levels of the curriculum is essential. The successful candidate will combine the basic qualifications of a generalist with their research specialization. Ph.D. in French, Francophone Studies, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field; ABD candidates will be considered, but all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before start of employment. All candidates must have native or near-native fluency in both French and English, and should demonstrate promise for outstanding teaching and mentoring in the areas of language, literature, and culture.

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the work force.  Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests.

Xavier’s urban location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy on Xavier University's website. Three, confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover to Review of applications will begin April 8, 2022, and continue until position is filled. 

Please direct requests for additional information to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jamie H. Trnka,

Xavier University will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination upon on-boarding.  Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons. 

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