Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Modern Languages at Washington & Jefferson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French teaching 6 undergraduate courses per year at all levels of French language, literature and culture, beginning in the fall of 2020.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies. Specialization in pre-19th century or contemporary French and Francophone studies preferred. Required: native or near-native fluency in French and English; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and clear interest in advising students, study abroad, program expansion, coordinating extracurricular and outreach activities, and scholarship. Experience and interest in interdisciplinary programs and collaboration desirable.

All candidates submitting their application need to be eligible to work in the United States. Candidates should send: (1) a letter of application addressing your interest and suitability; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and (4) three letters of recommendation to It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. To upload more than one document on the application, please choose file then upload files until all documents are showing in the submitted documents area. Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Any questions about uploading documents may be directed to Complete applications submitted by December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.


Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.


Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.


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