Visiting Faculty of French and Francophone Studies

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages at Xavier University invites applications for a Visiting Faculty of French and Francophone Studies for AY 2024/2025. The position, renewable pending need for up to three years, carries a 4/4 load. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

All areas of specialization are welcome. We especially welcome scholars with expertise that complements existing program strengths in environmental humanities, gender, diversity, and global French.

Enthusiasm for teaching language and culture at all levels of the curriculum, including language acquisition courses and language for professional purposes, is essential. We seek candidates invested in extending student learning through co-curricular programming and able to collaborate effectively with other departmental and interdisciplinary programs as we grow our burgeoning program. The successful candidate will combine the basic qualifications of a generalist with their areas of research specialization. Ph.D. in French, French Second Language Acquisition, French Linguistics, Francophone Studies, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field; ABD candidates will be considered, but all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before the start of employment. All candidates must have native or near-native fluency in both French and English and should demonstrate promise for outstanding teaching and mentoring in the areas of language, literature, and culture.

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are underrepresented in the workforce. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests.

Xavier’s urban location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Please submit a letter of application, CV., graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy on Xavier University's website.  Three, confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover to Review of applications will begin February 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct requests for additional information to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jamie H. Trnka,


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family.  Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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