Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in French and Francophone Studies

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The Department of French and Italian Studies at Colby College invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French Studies beginning September 1, 2023. We seek a teacher-scholar whose teaching and research interests focus on one or more of the following fields: Medical Humanities; Environmental Humanities; Indigenous Studies; Migration Studies; LGBTQIA+ Studies; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; and/or Disability Studies. PhD expected.

The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education to talented undergraduates. We are particularly interested in individuals with a demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and a record of excellence in

The Department of French and Italian Studies at Colby College invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French Studies beginning September 1, 2023. We seek a teacher-scholar whose teaching and research interests focus on one or more of the following fields: Medical Humanities; Environmental Humanities; Indigenous Studies; Migration Studies; LGBTQIA+ Studies; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; and/or Disability Studies. PhD expected.

The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education to talented undergraduates. We are particularly interested in individuals with a demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and a record of excellence in teaching. This is a tenure-track position with a teaching load of 4.5 courses per year, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a native or near-native fluency in French and English and a strong commitment to teaching all levels of the French language.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following: cover letter (including evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching), curriculum vitae, and a representative sample of current scholarship, three confidential letters of recommendation and two full sets of course evaluations (which will be requested after the committee meets and selects candidates.) Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Dr. Mouhamédoul Amine Niang (maniang@colby.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

This is a tenure-track position with a teaching load of 4.5 courses per year, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.


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