Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of French, starting as early as fall 2023. We are seeking candidates with expertise in Medieval and/or Early Modern French literature and culture. We encourage applications from candidates engaged in cross-chronological and transnational research, and whose teaching and research include Mediterranean studies, Global Medieval/Early Modern, Black Atlantic, and study of visual and/or material culture.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The position entails teaching undergraduate courses in French language and courses in literature and culture in French and English.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in French or related field with specialization in Medieval and/or Early Modern Literature and Culture by date of appointment; evidence of strong potential for scholarship as demonstrated by publications and/or works in progress; evidence of teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy at the undergraduate level; and native or near-native fluency in French and English.

The complete application is in two parts. 1) Please complete online faculty application at and upload current CV, statement of teaching and research interest, course evaluations, article-length writing sample, and cover letter outlining how your experiences match the basic qualifications 2) Please send three (3) letters of recommendation directly,with the subject line of “Assistant Professor Position/YOUR NAME”. Review of applications will begin on 10/24/2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.




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