Department of French and Arabic—Tenure-Track Position (Start Fall 2019)

Grinnell, Iowa, United States

Job description

The French program at Grinnell College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the literatures and cultures of Francophone Africa and the African diaspora, beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Candidates should be able to teach at all levels of a rigorous, undergraduate curriculum, including Introductory and Intermediate French language courses, and be passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting. The ability to contribute to interdisciplinary programs is welcome, as is knowledge of or experience with off-campus study programs in Francophone Africa.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2018.

How to apply

Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor David Harrison at [] or 641-269-4803.

Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. known for its strong tradition of social activism.It was founded in 1846, when a group of pioneer New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College.