Assistant Professor – Medieval French Studies – Department of French at The University of California, Berkeley

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Open August 17, 2021 through Monday, Nov 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time)

The University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of French, with expertise in medieval literature, language, and culture. We seek a scholar with deep training, familiarity with recent developments in the field, and a capacious vision of the role of medieval studies in our department and beyond. The ability to conduct courses in French is required. Candidates should be able to teach at all levels, from graduate seminars to undergraduate survey courses. Evidence of the ability to conduct top-quality research is essential.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education and who show the potential to advance the department’s goal of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or the career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:



Basic Qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.


Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

Writing sample of not more than 30 pages, double-spaced.


3 letters of reference required
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