Postdoctoral Fellow in French

The Wabash College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a postdoctoral teaching position in French beginning July 1, 2022. The field is open, but with preference for a Francophone specialist. The successful candidate will teach language, culture, and literature courses. Other requirements include native or near-native fluency in French, evidence of excellence in teaching, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. PhD in hand at time of appointment is preferred; ABD status considered.

This postdoctoral position carries a reduced teaching load (2 courses per semester) to allow the successful applicant to broaden their teaching experience while devoting time to scholarship within a supportive department offering strong mentoring to a recent PhD graduate. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon a positive review and the needs and circumstances of the College. Wabash College does not provide H-1B or other immigration case sponsorship for short-term visiting positions.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting, to ongoing professional development and scholarly research, and to active membership in a department of modern languages that is committed to the innovative teaching of language and literature in cultural context.

Wabash is home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. Approximately 30% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives. Many students, staff, and faculty find the close-knit community of the residential college one of the most rewarding aspects of their time here.   

Applications, including cover letter, vita, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, email addresses for three individuals who will submit letters of recommendation online, and a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s commitment to promoting the French language and Francophone cultures in a liberal arts environment, should be submitted at Review of materials will begin April 11 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jane E. Hardy, Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Application questions may be directed to Ms. Rachel Barclay, Academic Administrative Coordinator,

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.

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