Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Tenure Track at Vassar College

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates with expertise in pre-1800 studies with a focus in ecocriticism and/or performance studies, combined with one or more of the following areas of specialization: New World Studies, Atlantic Studies, Migration Studies, and Visual Studies. The successful candidate will teach French language courses at all levels as well as courses focusing on pre-1800 studies. The candidate will also be able to teach in one or more of the following multidisciplinary programs, such as Environmental Studies, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Africana Studies, or the Consortium on Forced Migration. Excellence in teaching and evidence or clear promise of scholarship is essential.

Candidates must have a PhD in hand by June 2022; native or near-native fluency in French and English and a strong commitment to teaching French language and literature/culture courses at all levels in a liberal arts environment are expected. In addition to contributing to the departmental curriculum, this position will include teaching in one or more multidisciplinary programs on campus, as well as the possibility of directing our program in Paris. The teaching load in the first year is four courses followed by five courses annually in subsequent years.

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement (a statement highlighting contributions to or plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements – for information about writing a diversity statement, click here), graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), and at least three letters of recommendation. For inquiries, email [email protected].  Applications received by October 15, 2021, will receive full consideration. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be considered.