Assistant or Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies

State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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Job description

The Department of French and Francophone Studies at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning Fall 2018. We are seeking candidates with a strong record of research and teaching experience in 20th-/21st-century culture and society. We are a vibrant department with interdisciplinary strengths in francophone studies; cultural history; and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Besides a specialty in 20th-/21st-century culture and society, the ideal candidate would have an interest and experience in one or more of our three areas of strength and/or in migration studies, material culture, or the digital humanities. Start date is August 2018 and the teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants must have a Ph.D., native or near-native fluency in both French and English, an active research agenda, and a record of successful teaching at multiple levels.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (no more than thirty pages) and contact information for three references. Application received by November 1, 2017, will be considered for MLA interviews; those arriving later will be accepted until the position is filled.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/74179

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