Assistant Professor in French

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in French at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will have broad expertise in French literature and culture, and ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: French studies of the 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st centuries; poetry, drama, philosophy, social media, popular culture, visual culture. Clear evidence of research potential and demonstrated teaching excellence required. Native/near-native fluency in French and English is a prerequisite. French is a vibrant language section in the WLC with collaborative faculty, a large number of majors and minors, and a direct connection to the thriving dual immersion program in Utah’s K12. We have had good success placing our students in key French teaching positions and in graduate programs across the country. And, our faculty teach and research in a wide variety of subjects from film to fashion, epic to lyric, the romanesque to romance, painting to porcelain, and dramas of revolution, nationhood, otherness, and identity. The candidate hired will have the opportunity to make an immediate contribution to this dynamic program. The teaching load is two courses per semester, all at the upper-division and graduate levels. Service commensurate with the position of assistant professor is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in French or Comparative Literature or equivalent terminal degree in hand by July 1, 2020.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship research institution and emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. The university serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.

Complete applications include a letter of application, CV, a representative writing sample, and a teaching statement. Questions may be addressed to Margaret Toscano ( Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 17, 2019. If, and only when, an interview is offered, a request will be sent to each of the three references listed in the application to submit a letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be submitted via Peopleadmin for confidentiality.

The University of Utah Department of World Languages and Cultures is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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