Wake Forest University’s Department of French Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2019. Field of research specialization open. We seek a dynamic and promising teacher-scholar whose research engages with diverse perspectives, topics, and/or populations and whose teaching will contribute to and enhance our vibrant curriculum in literature, culture, and language. We welcome applications from candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups, who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and approaches.
The Department of French Studies is an undergraduate department with nine full-time faculty who teach courses at all levels of the curriculum. We are a collaborative group of colleagues who share a strong commitment to engaging students with the rich and varied perspectives of the Francophone world. Our department has a major and a minor, a concentration in French for Business, and well-established faculty-led study abroad programs in Tours (summer) and Dijon (semester). The Wake Forest undergraduate college is firmly committed to the humanities and offers a variety of opportunities for collaboration across campus. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer, and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. Salary is competitive. Teaching load is 2/2/3/2 over 4 semesters. Ph.D. conferred by time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in French. Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted by video conference in early January.
Located in Winston-Salem, NC, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution with 5,100 undergraduates and 3,000 professional and graduate students, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Ranking among the top 30 national universities, it offers an intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. For quick facts about the University, go to http://about.wfu.edu/. For quick facts on Winston-Salem, go to http://www.cityofws.org/home-center/discover-winston-salem.
Applicants should apply online at http://https://apply.interfolio.com/55784, including a cover letter addressed to Dr. Kendall Tarte, Chair, Department of French Studies; CV; three letters of recommendation, one of which addresses your teaching; a writing sample (maximum of 30 pages); a teaching statement; and evidence of high-quality undergraduate teaching (e.g., course evaluations). In your cover letter, please address your qualifications for the position described in paragraph 1 above.