The French and Francophone Studies Department at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in modern or contemporary French and Francophone Studies to begin July 1, 2021. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach all levels of French language as well as courses in the advanced levels (Introduction to French and Francophone Literature, etc.). An opportunity to teach in the College Writing Program or another program may be a possibility the second year. The teaching load is five courses per year, spread over two semesters. Annual professional travel funding and opportunities for research support are available. Preference will be given to candidates with PhD in hand or very near completion by July 1, 2021.
PhD or ABD
Native or near-native French and English
Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching
Experience living in a French-speaking country or region is highly desirable
Completed applications and supporting materials must be received at https://employment.davidson.edu by February 16, 2021. The following materials are required of all applicants:
Concise cover letter and C.V.,
Unofficial graduate transcript,
Statement of interest in teaching at a liberal arts college with a diverse student body,
Two letters of recommendation, one of which is to address language teaching specifically (You will enter the name/contact information for the references and they will receive a link to upload directly to the site).
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