Acting Assistant Professor of French (without tenure)

The Department of French and Italian Studies at The University of Washington seeks a full-time Acting Assistant Professor of French (without tenure) for the 2023-2024 academic year. This position will have an anticipated start date of September 2023, and is a full-time, 9-month position (with possible annual re-appointment for a further two years).

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach intermediate/advanced language courses as well as advanced courses in literary and cultural studies in French and English. The teaching load is five courses per year.

The base salary range for this position will be $6,200 - 6,570 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

French and Italians Studies does not intend to sponsor this position for nonimmigrant visas or permanent residence.


Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in French studies, native or near-native fluency in French and English, and a record of excellence in teaching at the college/university level.

To be eligible for an offer for Autumn Quarter 2023, applicants must have received their terminal degree by the end of Summer Quarter 2023. Priority for full year offers will be given to those who have completed their Ph.D. by the end of Spring Quarter 2023. Applicants with satisfactory progress toward the degree and demonstrated teaching excellence will be given preference. Applicants completing their degree during Summer Quarter may receive an offer contingent on completion of the degree during summer quarter.

To apply, please submit through Interfolio (

Application materials should include:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • DEI statement
  • A sample syllabus
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months)

Review of applications will begin on April 24th, 2023. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom.

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