Visiting Assistant Professor of French and/or Francophone Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor in French and/or Francophone Studies

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor of French and/or Francophone Studies beginning August 19, 2024 and continuing through May 23, 2025.

We are seeking someone who can teach existing courses in our curriculum at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels and who can develop and offer courses in their area of expertise. The area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research interests in sub-Saharan Africa, Media studies, or the digital humanities. The expected teaching load will be five (5) courses.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching and scholarship might create an inclusive and diverse educational environment. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students from a full range of diverse populations.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in French and/or Francophone Studies by August 2024 and have native or near-native fluency in both French and English. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research as evidenced by dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants. They must have a record of effective teaching, evidence of pedagogical creativity in terms of offered or planned courses, a strong research agenda, and interest in being a full participant in supporting the curricular needs of our dynamic French section.


Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching diverse populations of students and an interest in interdisciplinary engagement, whether through course offerings, engagement with faculty and/or students in other units, or research agenda. Particular areas of interest or potential collaboration include Indigenous studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Film Studies, African Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Human Rights/Humanitarian Affairs, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, literary translation, and/or English.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024 and continue until a suitable candidate is chosen. To apply, visit, requisition F_230206. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A list of three references.
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement and Scholarly writing sample. Please combine into a single document for upload.


In addition, arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to Abigail Olson at

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

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