Visiting Assistant Professor Positions - Modern or Contemporary French and Francophone Studies

Department of French and Francophone Studies (F&FS) 


The French and Francophone Studies Department at Davidson College invites applications for two two-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions in modern or contemporary French and Francophone Studies to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidates should be prepared to teach all levels of French language as well as courses in the advanced levels (Francophone Humanities, Written Expression & Advanced Grammar Review, etc.). An opportunity to teach in the College Writing Program or another program may be a possibility. The teaching load is five courses per year, spread over two semesters. Annual professional travel funding and opportunities for research support are available. Preference will be given to candidates with PhD in hand or very near completion by July 1, 2023.  



  • PhD or ABD  
  • Native or near-native French and English 
  • Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching  
  • Experience living in a French-speaking country or region is highly desirable 


Completed applications and supporting materials must be received at by March 26, 2023. 


The following materials are required of all applicants:  

  • Concise cover letter and C.V., 
  • Unofficial graduate transcript,  
  • Statement of interest in teaching at a liberal arts college with a diverse student body,  
  • Separate diversity statement outlining how their teaching and research might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which is to address language teaching specifically, will be solicited from candidates later in the process.  The contact information for the references will be asked at the initial application stage but will be solicited later in the process.


Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty members enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and outstanding facilities. A collegial, respectful atmosphere honors academic achievement and integrity, upholds educational excellence, encourages student-faculty collaborative research, and prioritizes inclusive pedagogy.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  To achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff members across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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