Assistant Professor of French – Oglethorpe University


Assistant Professor of French

Oglethorpe University, a small liberal arts institution located in Atlanta, GA, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French to begin in August 2022. The hire will teach undergraduate French language, culture, and literature courses. Experience teaching courses with an interdisciplinary perspective is strongly encouraged. Potential cross listing of French courses with History, Film Studies, International Studies, Spanish, and Women and Gender Studies is preferred. Expertise in a subfield such as Francophone Africa, The Maghreb, or Caribbean studies is highly desirable. Duties of the position include assessment of the French major program, advising and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, supporting the university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives through research and service, contributing to university service, maintaining exchange relationships with universities in France as needed, and having an active scholarship agenda. Additional courses in which the candidate would be expected to teach are Narratives of the Self I and II, the inaugural Freshman courses of our unique general education program called the Core. Candidates must have or expect a Ph.D. in French by August 2022. Undergraduate teaching experience and familiarity with innovative teaching methods are a must. The teaching load is 3/3.

 Oglethorpe is committed to fostering a campus community and intellectual environment that recruits and maintains diverse faculty and staff, promotes a culture of respect for diverse experiences and perspectives, and understands and addresses the role of inequality in shaping our individual and collective identities. We value faculty mentorship and support faculty teaching, research, and development through the Office of the Provost which works closely with the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The university currently enrolls a diverse population of nearly 1,500 students who represent more than 30 states and 30 countries. More than half of Oglethorpe’s students identify as persons of color and 40 percent are the first in their families to attend college. Candidates from historically excluded groups, whose work furthers the institution’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, and who bring varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a curriculum vitae with a list of references, a cover letter with a teaching philosophy statement addressing the liberal arts environment, and evidence of successful teaching and a commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds by December 31, 2021, to . The first round of interviews will be conducted via Zoom in February 2022.

Oglethorpe University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Oglethorpe prohibits discrimination against all applicants and employees based on race; age;
color; religion; national origin or ancestry; sex; sexual orientation; gender; gender identity or gender expression; marital status; pregnancy; childbirth or related medical conditions; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; veteran status; or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.