Assistant/Associate Professor of Francophone Studies

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan ( invites applications for a fulltime,
tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Black Francophone Studies to begin August 19, 2024. Ph.D. in French/Francophone studies required by date of appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must have university-level teaching experience and native or near-native fluency in French and English. The successful candidate will teach all levels of French and Francophone language, literature, and culture, create courses in Black Francophone Studies in French and English, and have a developing or established scholarly research program in Francophone African Studies. We welcome
candidates who have an interest in any area of African Studies, including Colonial/Postcolonial Studies, Global/Transnational Studies, Film/Media Studies, Environmental Studies, etc. The candidate would be expected to teach 2 courses per semester, mentor undergraduate, MA, and PhD students, and demonstrate promise in their field of research. Wayne State University is a premier urban research university located in vibrant Midtown, the cultural center of Detroit.

Wayne State is one of only two U.S. public universities to hold both the "Highest Research Activity" (R1) and "Community Engagement" designations from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Our commitment to excellence, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities for students, preparing them to thrive in a diverse, global society. At Wayne State, you’ll find a supportive collegial environment, faculty mentoring
programs, research funding opportunities, and several institutes and centers that foster interdisciplinary work. Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Please apply online at
Please include:
• Cover letter
• CV
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• 3 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the search committee chair, at

Materials will be viewed by full-time faculty in the French/Francophone major program and by members of the position search committee who have diverse academic backgrounds and specializations, interdisciplinary, more broadly humanities. To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 18, 2023. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom from mid-December 2023 through early January 2024.

Similar searches: Full-time, 4-year college or university, Professor, Assistant, Professor, Associate, French, Michigan