Assistant Professor of Francophone Sub-Saharan African Studies, Fall 2023

Position Description

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Francophone Sub-Saharan African literature and culture at the rank of assistant professor, to begin fall 2023.


The ability to contribute to interdisciplinary research in fields such as gender studies, Africana and diaspora studies, transatlantic studies, etc. is highly desirable. PhD in French or related field is required. Native or near-native proficiency in French and English is essential. Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and in scholarly research. The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Application Instructions

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to  Additional materials may be requested from finalists.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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