Tenure Track Assistant Professor of French

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of French


The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for a full-time, 9-month appointment, tenure-track early career or advanced Assistant Professor position in French (specialization open with a genuine demonstrated research interest in Proust Studies). We are seeking candidates with a strong background in French language pedagogy and a commitment to pursue a high-quality scholarly activity in their field of specialty. The successful candidate will be instrumental in helping the French major concentration grow and thrive. The position requires (1) teaching undergraduate French language courses at all levels including a variety of upper-level courses, as well as introductory culture courses and advanced seminars in English as part of the Major in World Languages; and teaching graduate-level courses as part of the Master of Arts in Education in French (School of Education); (2) conducting and publishing research commensurate with a research-intensive university; and (3) engaging in departmental, college and university service. Candidates who incorporate technology and innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching the French language and francophone cultures will be strongly considered. There is the opportunity to lead summer study abroad programs.


The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.


The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in French and English and must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment (August 15, 2023), although ABDs may be considered at the time of offer. We also strongly encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity and equity in higher education.


Applications should include: (1) a cover letter (describing teaching, scholarship and commitment to Proust Studies); (2) CV; (3) transcripts; (4) Teaching Philosophy; (5) Research Statement; (6) writing sample; and (7) three professional letters of recommendation. Interested applicants please follow this link to apply: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/16697


Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama System, is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with over $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama’s largest single employer, with some 26,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding more than $7.15 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care. Learn more at www.uab.edu.


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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