Assistant Professor, Global French

Job Overview

The Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures (RALL) in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of French. The successful candidate can expect to teach two courses per semester in RALL at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These courses may include, but not be limited to, French, and Francophone language, literature, media, and/or culture courses from the introduction to the advanced graduate levels. Coursework could more specifically include a focus on global French-speaking countries and cultures as related to Film and Media Studies, Professional French, Urban Studies, or Environmental Studies.

The successful candidate will also be expected to utilize innovative technologies and teaching methods from prior teaching experience, including Distance/Online Learning, and to maintain an active research agenda that involves conducting original research and publishing in one’s area(s) of expertise. Service activities such as serving on departmental, college-wide, or university-wide committees and organizing or helping to organize a study abroad program will also be expected.

Minimum Requirements

All of the following are required before the effective date of the appointment, which is August 15, 2022:
Completion of a PhD in French
Minimum of three academic years of experience teaching courses in French language, literature, or culture at the college (undergraduate or graduate) level, which could have been as a teaching assistant, adjunct or full-time faculty
Native or near-native fluency in French.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a one-page diversity statement, teaching evaluations, and university transcripts of all graduate work. Please use the additional documents feature to attach the required information.  Additionally, three letters of recommendation should also be sent by the recommenders to the Chair of the Search Committee Dr. Thérèse Migraine-George at [email protected]

Reviewing applications will begin on December 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran