Visiting Assistant Professor of French

Allegheny College, a selective national liberal arts college, and the Department of World Languages & Cultures, invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of French for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

This one-year appointment provides coverage for a sabbatical leave. Area of specialization is open. Candidate will sustain a one-person French Minor program, so experience teaching French at all levels is required. Candidate must demonstrate ability and willingness to create engaging co curricular experiences in collaboration with a native-language teaching assistant. Native or near-native fluency in French and English and MA required, Ph.D. or A.B.D. preferred. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester.

To be considered for this position, submit a CV and a letter of interest. Three letters of recommendation, including at least one that offers evidence of excellence in teaching, will be expected upon request.  Please submit all materials to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by email to Review of applications begins on February 1, 2024. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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