Assistant Professor - Global French


The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Global French Studies to begin August 26, 2024. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching focus on the transnational dynamics that have shaped the historically French-speaking world.

The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a scholar with interdisciplinary interests, exceptional promise, and a strong commitment to research, teaching and service. We would especially welcome applicants whose expertise includes Francophone Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, trans-Pacific studies and Asia Pacific studies, the greater Mediterranean, and the French of the Americas.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to curriculum development in their areas of expertise, and teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Information about the department can be found on our website:

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in French Studies or a relevant discipline before the expected start date of August 26, 2024.

How to Apply

Application materials will be accepted through Interfolio ( Applicants are asked to submit:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • a statement of current and future research plans
  • a statement on contributions to advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • a writing sample
  • evidence of teaching excellence
  • three recent letters of reference (to be submitted separately by the recommenders)

Complete applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on October 31, 2023. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Additional Information

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants are also encouraged to consider applying to the Collegiate Fellowship Program in the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. (for more information, see

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minoritized individuals are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. The University of Michigan is also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. We are committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and collaborative space to learn, teach, work, discover, and thrive together. Respecting and valuing our differences is essential to achieving our shared goals of producing groundbreaking research, providing a world-class education, and making a positive impact on society.

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