Visiting Assistant Professor Position in French, Francophone and Italian Studies

The Department of French and Italian Studies at Colby College is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor in French, Francophone and Italian Studies for a one-year position, to begin September 1, 2024. PhD expected. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education to talented undergraduates. We are seeking individuals able to teach French at all levels and Italian in the required language sequence. We especially value extensive experience, demonstrated effectiveness engaging with a diverse student body and a record of excellence in language instruction. Area open; however, preference given to candidates with training in second language instruction, pedagogy, digital humanities, and translation studies. This is a non-tenured and non-tenurable full-time position, with a teaching load of 5 courses per year.

Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French, Italian and English and a strong commitment to teaching French and Italian.

Applicants should submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests  that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and two full sets of course evaluations, via Interfolio at the following link, Review of applications will begin Feb 5, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Mouhamédoul Amine Niang (, Chair of French Search Committee.


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personal decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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