Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies

Bryn Mawr College

Department of French and Francophone Studies

Assistant Professor

The Department of French and Francophone Studies at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2023 in theater and/or performance studies, with other possible subfields in visual studies, new media, and ecocriticism. Research in 19th-Century French and Francophone Studies would also be considered an asset. The position includes the directorship of the internationally respected Institut d’Avignon. Administrative experience, especially in study abroad programs, is desired, but not required. Candidates must have demonstrated teaching excellence and should expect to teach at all levels of our curriculum (including language courses and graduate seminars for our AB/MA program).  The successful candidate will be expected to be part of developing and teaching a diverse and inclusive curriculum, including interdisciplinary programs and other college-wide initiatives such as the 360 Program and the Emily Balch Seminars. Native or near-native fluency in French required. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, a statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a sample syllabus for an advanced undergraduate course to the Department of French and Francophone Studies Search Committee via Interfolio at: In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the French and Francophone Studies Department Search Committee. Applications received by October 17, 2022 will receive full consideration.

The College will be as flexible as possible in determining the nature of any interviews or meetings (virtual/remote and/or in-person interaction) that are conducted for this search.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion. We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students. We have a student body of 1,421 undergraduates (32 percent are U.S. students of color and 15 percent are international students). There are 353 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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