Assistant Professor of French (Tenure-Track)

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Washington College is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of French beginning in fall 2023. The area of specialization is open, and we particularly welcome candidates with interdisciplinary interests, including, but not limited to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, environmental issues, media studies, or business. The teaching load is 3/3.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in French Studies (or related field) and must have demonstrated effectiveness in and commitment to undergraduate teaching, innovation in curriculum development, and native or near-native proficiency in French and English. They will be expected to teach courses in French and on Francophone culture at all levels of the program; perform curricular and administrative work of the French program; support program-related co-curricular activities; and participate in college-wide service obligations. Our department is a creative and dynamic program that engages in a critical way with nearly every student on campus. 

Founded in 1782, Washington College is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,000 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For more information, please consult the college’s ( and the department’s website (

How to Apply

Please upload a letter of application that addresses your contributions to research, teaching, and promoting diversity, a CV, a teaching and research statement that includes a description of your contributions to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach (no more than 3 pages), names and contact information for three professional references, and an unofficial transcript to our online portal: Review of applications will begin on December 15th and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Please direct any inquiries about the position to Nicole Grewling, search chair ( For assistance accessing our portal, contact

EEO Statement & Title IX

Washington College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Washington College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. We particularly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community to apply for this position. For information on Washington College’s Title IX compliance, please visit

Other Information

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. It is the policy of Washington College to provide reasonable accommodations. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact

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