Assistant Professor in French

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University invites applications for 
a tenure-stream position in French at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 
2024.  Completion of Ph.D. is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

We are seeking either a specialist in pre-eighteenth-century French literature who is able to 
connect their work meaningfully to modern literary production, with an emphasis on the nineteenth 
century; or a specialist in nineteenth-century French literature who is able to ground their work 
solidly in pre- eighteenth-century literary production. The sub-specialization is open but the 
department especially welcomes approaches that connect with an interdiscipline such as Women’s 
Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Environmental Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Linguistics, or 
Performance Studies.Teaching responsibilities include French language and literature courses from the beginning to the 
advanced seminar level. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in 
all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The position offers the 
possibility of participation in interdisciplinary programs, based on the candidate’s areas of 

A cover letter, CV, the names of three references, and a complete set of student evaluations from a 
recently taught class must be submitted through Interfolio using the following link:

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching and scholarship might create an inclusive educational environment. Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in a rural area of central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to and supported in excellence in both teaching and scholarship, and Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at this website

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 
Interviews of selected candidates via video-conferencing will be held in the second half of 
October. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation 
by October 23.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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