Visiting Assistant Professor of French

The French Program at Centre College is seeking a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to teach a range of courses in French, from the introductory level to advanced undergraduate courses. The successful applicant must have either a PhD (or equivalent) or an ABD status in French or French Studies, experience with teaching undergraduates in French, and be committed to using inclusive and engaging pedagogies. Native to near-native proficiency in French is a must, as well as the capacity to teach content-courses, including during our January term. A generalist training and an emphasis upon pre-Revolutionary French literature or culture is desirable.  The yearly teaching load is approximately 6 courses (18 credit-hours in total), with typical class sizes ranging from 10 to 19 students. The salary is competitive and includes benefits.  

Our program boasts semester-long study-abroad opportunities for students in Strasbourg, France, and a highly selective immersion program in Nantes, France.  French is situated more broadly within the French and Arabic Program, part of a thriving set of language programs at Centre College, including Ancient Greek, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, as well as Romance languages for reading knowledge. Centre is in Danville, Kentucky, a city of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, historic downtown, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For more information visit    

Applications should be completed and submitted by March 19, 2023. A completed application will include a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for this position, your curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement explaining how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three individuals able to share insight into your professional expertise.  Questions should be addressed to the program chair, Christian Wood, at Application link: 


Education and Experience: PhD (or equivalent) or ABD in French; experience teaching at the college level. 

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

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