Visiting Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of French beginning fall 2024. Completion of Ph.D. is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire. 

Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching in French language at all levels and in literature. Although the field of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates whose research focus would supplement the department's coverage for the year 2024-25; early modern literature and/or drama would therefore be especially welcome. The normal teaching load is 5 courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach language classes at all levels, as well as survey courses and undergraduate seminars in literature. Participation in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. may also be expected. 

Please note that Colgate will not sponsor any visa or work authorization for this position. 

For more information about the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the French program. please go to this webpage. 

A cover letter, CV, the names of three references, and a complete set of student evaluations from a recently taught class must be submitted through Interfolio using the following link: Colgate 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 educational environment. 

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews of selected candidates will be held via video conferencing later in March or April. Recommenders of candidates invited for interviews will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation by March 30. 

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at this website

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