Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies (Critical Race Studies) -Gustavus Adolphus College

Position Details:

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to begin September 1, 2022. Gustavus is currently in the
second year of a multiyear, multi-departmental hiring initiative to enhance and diversify
departmental curricular and co-curricular offerings. We especially seek faculty members whose
impact will be to advance academic and cultural programs in areas relevant to African, Black, or
Indigenous history, arts, and culture, while also helping the College engage and support
students of color.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in
French or a related field, but we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and
will complete their doctorate by September 30, 2022. The successful candidate will have
teaching and research interests in issues of race in the French-speaking world (any century),
and the ability to contribute courses in English to the College’s interdisciplinary programs in
African Studies; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; and/or Latin American, Latinx, and
Caribbean Studies. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience
in undergraduate teaching and advising at all levels in French.


Preferred Qualifications:

Research and teaching interests in the intersection of race and gender
in continental France and the Francophone world (any century) are highly desirable. We are
interested in applicants who have experience in curricular design and who will complement our
commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups.
Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the
college and department. Currently, tenure-line Gustavus faculty have a 6-course equivalent
teaching assignment. The successful candidate will in their first year receive a reduced
assignment of 5 courses.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching all levels of French (from beginning
language courses to advanced seminars on continental France and Francophone cultures), and
contributions to general education. The successful candidate will also develop courses for
interdisciplinary programs such as Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; African
Studies; and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies.

For further information about this position, visit or
contact Dr. Sharon Marquart (


Application Information:

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1,
2021. To apply, visit and complete the online application. The
documents that must be uploaded include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statements
of teaching philosophy and research interests; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Dr. Sharon Marquart, Search Chair
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The
College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its
education or employment programs or activities.