Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

We welcome applications for a 1-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in  French and Francophone Studies at Williams College for 2023-2024. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated experience in teaching all levels of the French language, and whose specializations would ideally focus on one or more of the following: film and media studies, 20-21st century cultural production, the early modern period, performance studies, environmental studies, colonial and post-colonial studies. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.

Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in French, and hold a Ph.D.  

The 1-year position will begin in Fall 2023 and carries both language and content teaching responsibilities. The course load is 2-2 and divided into language and literature teaching duties. As part of mentoring and institutional support, Visiting Assistant Professors are invited to participate in the College’s First Three faculty mentoring program:

In their cover letter, candidates should provide evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching of French Language and of French & Francophone Studies. The cover letter should thus explicitly discuss:

• the candidate’s demonstrated experience teaching French language 

• A brief description of two content courses, either new or previously taught. 

• the candidate’s experience (and/or ideas) on how to create inclusive classrooms for a student population that is broadly diverse.

We anticipate in-person teaching in 2023-2024, and a 4-5 day weekly teaching schedule for this position. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference by January 16th, 2023 to: Leyla Rouhi, Chair, Romance Languages, through Interfolio, using this link:

Address questions to Leyla Rouhi( Semi-finalists will be invited for virtual interviews in early late January/early February 2023. We hope to make offers by late February 2023.

 All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:


Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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