Assistant Professor, French/Francophone Studies

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in French/Francophone Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position carries a 3/3 teaching load and requires an active research agenda with expertise in literatures and cultures outside of France. 

We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to mentoring and advising and to supporting our Graduate and Honors Programs in French, as well as willing to develop courses in Francophone Studies and to collaborate on departmental student recruitment and retention efforts. 

All candidates must have a terminal degree French and Francophone Studies or related discipline, and native/near-native fluency in French and English. Additionally, candidates should provide evidence of an active record in research, scholarly or creative activities in Francophone Studies, a willingness to teach all levels of French language, literature, and culture, excellence in teaching, and a commitment to service.

About the department and the university

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to a diverse faculty. The department offers a variety of courses in language, culture, literature, and linguistics; these courses support General Education as well as the department’s programs, which include Bachelor’s degrees in East Asian Languages and Cultures, French and Francophone Studies, German, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and initial licensure programs for K-12 French and Spanish teachers. The department also offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and TESL/Applied Linguistics, two years of instruction in Latin and Portuguese, and graduate programs in French and Spanish K-12 and College Teaching.

The department collaborates with the Honors College, the International Business program, the Reich College of Education, and the interdisciplinary Global Studies program within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department also works closely with Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development, offering short-term faculty-led programs abroad and a large number of semester- and year-long exchange programs.

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Application materials

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s job board. Review of application begins December 16 and continues until the job is filled.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Diversity statement, describing plans to promote diversity issues and inclusive excellence in teaching, service, and/or outreach 
  • Teaching Evaluations/Peer Reviews
  • Research Sample 
  • Names and full contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate-level transcripts

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Beverly Moser, with any questions you may have:

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