Overview

The Department of French invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2019, for a one-year appointment. We seek candidates with expertise in the literature and culture of France. The field of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in applicants who work in Francophone studies (including on questions of diaspora, race, and migration), and in feminism and gender studies. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in language teaching. The teaching load includes language courses at the beginning and intermediate levels, as well as a more advanced literature/culture course in the candidate’s specialty. ABD required, Ph.D. preferred at time of application. Native or near-native fluency is required in French and preferred in English. First-round interviews will be held by video conferencing after the MLA convention in Chicago.

Please submit, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/58420, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials (2-3 syllabi), a 10-15 page writing sample, and three recent letters of recommendation. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding of the faculty role and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO

The teaching load for full-time Visiting Assistant Professors is five courses over two semesters. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years.