Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2023. We seek candidates with expertise in 18th, 19th or 20th/21st Century France with a focus on one of these areas: Women and Gender  Studies, Colonial Studies, Posthumanism, Ecocriticism, Postcolonialism, Critical Race Studies, Black  France, or Visual/Performance Studies. A native or near native fluency in French and English is required. Candidates should have a PhD in French and Francophone Studies or a related field by the date of hire. 

The regular teaching load is 2 courses per semester, and the successful candidate will teach French  language courses at all levels as well as content courses focusing on their area of expertise. The selected candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to building a French and Francophone Studies program. In addition to the department offerings, the successful candidate will also be able to contribute to one of our interdisciplinary programs, such as Global Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Africana Studies, or Film Studies. Excellence in teaching and clear promise of scholarship are crucial.  

Candidates should submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement, teaching statement, description of  contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, a graduate transcript, and three letters of  recommendation. Select candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample. Candidates from  underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.  Applicants should submit their materials at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22524

For full consideration, applications should be received online by October 24th. Review of  applications will continue until the position is filled. Any inquiries regarding this search should be  directed to Prof. Taïeb Berrada, Chair of the Search Committee at berrada@lehigh.edu. 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering 

(http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired  faculty at https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career 


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