Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Global Cultures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse—a department committed to high-impact pedagogical practices, diversity, equity, and global competency— is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in French at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2023.

Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in French and English and will have completed or be near completion a Ph.D. in French or a closely related field. The degree must be earned by the personnel review held in the spring of the first year. Successful applicants must have demonstrated teaching excellence with undergraduate students and maintain an active research agenda.

We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with expertise in French for specific objectives to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses that strengthen our existing French for professional purposes curriculum. The ability to develop and teach courses in other areas of expertise is open to the French-speaking world outside of Francophone Africa, with possible subfields in cultural studies, women and gender studies, or critical race studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in French at all levels of the program including courses that are shared through the UW System’s Collaborative Language Program. Successful candidates will have substantial expertise in the use of multimedia and instructional technologies for virtual and hybrid instruction. The ability to contribute courses in English to university-wide initiatives such as UW La Crosse First Year Seminar program and the General Education curriculum is desirable.

We seek a colleague with a strong commitment and dedication to active recruitment of students on and off campus through dual enrollment opportunities with area high schools. The successful candidate will be expected to develop internship/service-learning and international education opportunities for students in the French program and involve students in undergraduate research.

All faculty in Global Cultures and Languages at UW-La Crosse teach 12 credits (3-4 courses) per semester. In addition, faculty at UW La Crosse advise undergraduate students, participate in assessment and service activities at departmental, college, and university levels and maintain a progressing research trajectory.


As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

Applicants must provide a cover letter which addresses their teaching philosophy, CV, and a list of 4 references with contact information. First review of applications will begin November 23,2022.   Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position, for any requests for accommodations, and to apply, please visit for position listing # 5493.  

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