Visiting Assistant Professor of French Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor of French Studies

One-Year Appointment 2024-25

Wake Forest University’s Department of French Studies invites applications for a one-year, benefits-eligible, non-renewable position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor of French Studies, beginning in July 2024. The area of specialization is open. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester in the French lower-division curriculum, which includes elementary and intermediate courses in language, and courses in culture and literature at the intermediate level. Ph.D. in hand is preferred by the start of the appointment, but advanced ABD candidates will also be considered. Native or near-native fluency in French is required.

The successful candidate will have prior experience as a primary classroom instructor and will be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence. Aside from teaching duties, the candidate will be invited to participate actively in the life of the department, including co-curricular activities with students.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer, and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution with 5,500 undergraduates and 3,500 professional and graduate students, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Ranking among the top 30 national universities, it offers an intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. For quick facts about the University, go to For quick facts on Winston-Salem, go to

Applicants should submit a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Stéphanie Pellet, Chair, Department of French Studies) detailing past teaching experience and evidence of student engagement, and a CV. Please submit these materials in a single PDF to No further documents are required for initial consideration for the position; short-listed candidates will be contacted for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.


In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

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