Acting Assistant Professor of French (non tenure-track)

The Department of French and Italian Studies at The University of Washington Seattle seeks a full-time (100% FTE) Acting Assistant Professor of French (non tenure-track) for the 2024-2025 academic year. This position will have an anticipated start date of September 2024 and is a full-time, 9-month position (with a possible annual re-appointment).

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach intermediate/advanced language courses as well as advanced courses in literary and cultural studies in French and English. Field is open. The teaching load is five courses per year.

The base salary range for this position will be $6,300 – 6,750 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

French and Italians Studies does not intend to sponsor this position for nonimmigrant visas or permanent residence.


Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in French studies or proximate field, native or near-native fluency in French and English, and a record of excellence in teaching at the college/university level.

To be eligible for an offer for Autumn Quarter 2024, applicants must have received their terminal degree by the end of Summer Quarter 2024. Priority for full year offers will be given to those who have completed their Ph.D. by the end of Spring Quarter 2024. Applicants with satisfactory progress toward the degree and demonstrated teaching excellence will be given preference. Applicants completing their degree during Summer Quarter may receive an offer contingent on completion of the degree during summer quarter.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit through Interfolio (

Application materials should include:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • DEI statement
  • A sample syllabus for a thematic course in French Studies taught in the target language (approximately 3rd-year level)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation (dated within the last 12 months)

Review of applications will begin on April 9th, 2024. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom.

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