Assistant Professor of French

The Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Trinity University seeks to hire a full-time generalist assistant-professor tenure-track position in French starting in Fall 2024. Ph.D. or equivalent in French or Comparative Literature is required by the start of the appointment, 2024. The area of specialization is open, though we would especially welcome expertise in Francophone studies. Responsibilities will include teaching all levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) of our undergraduate French-language program and advanced courses in French and/or Francophone literature and cultures; developing interdisciplinary courses taught in English (in such areas as Women's and Gender Studies, African-American Studies, Film Studies, Sport Studies, Comparative Literature, International Studies, the Environmental Humanities); and teaching University-wide First-Year Experience courses and courses in Trinity University's interdisciplinary general education program. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to departmental and university service and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Trinity University is a highly selective secular and private liberal arts institution with approximately 2400 undergraduate students from the U.S. and more than 45 foreign countries. Our campus is located in the heart of San Antonio, a vibrant and diverse city that affords students the opportunity to learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment.

Trinity University's commitment to the recruitment and retention of talented scholars from diverse backgrounds includes opportunities and funding for professional development, a fully-funded semester-long junior research leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, fully-funded, post-tenure research leaves. Support for teaching, grant-writing, use of new digital tools, and community engagement in courses is also readily available to all faculty.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is the largest single department at Trinity University. The department houses French, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Russian sections as well as the Global Latinx major, and it also offers courses in Japanese and Italian. Our faculty come from all over the world, and their research includes women's and gender studies, social justice, Marxist studies, film studies, ecocriticism and the environmental humanities, art history, philosophy, international studies, sport studies, Jewish studies, architecture, and media studies and graphic novels. We are a diverse department working with communities locally in San Antonio and Texas as well as globally.

Both the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the University as a whole value and safeguard academic freedom for faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.

Education / Experience / Abilities (Required)

*    Ph.D. or equivalent in French or Comparative Literature by the start of the appointment, 2024

*    Teaching experience in undergraduate French

*    Ongoing research agenda in relevant field of French and/or Francophone literature and cultures

*     Native- or near-native fluency in French and English

How To Apply:  

Submit materials here electronically through our Trinity University Opportunities portal, provided for your convenience.

In addition, at the end of the CV, please include the names and contact information of three professional references who will only be contacted if the candidate is one of the finalists. Such letters of reference will have to be emailed to:

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023


Heather I. Sullivan, Search Chair,

Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.


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