JOB: Visiting Instructor of French and Francophone Studies at Hobart and William Smith


The French and Francophone Studies Department at Hobart and William Smith invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies to teach French language, culture, and literature classes. The successful candidate will teach courses in 20th-21st Century Literature and/or Film Studies, with preference given to candidates specializing in Francophone Africa. The teaching load for the 2018-2019 academic year will be 3-3, with the possibility of renewal.

Advanced language acquisition courses (advanced grammar, conversation, and writing) will represent the bulk of teaching responsibilities, although ability to teach a culture course on Francophone Africa and a course on Francophone literature and/or cinema, with a focus on Francophone Africa is desirable.
PhD is preferred but ABDs will be considered. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Native or near native fluency in French and English are required. A demonstrated potential in scholarship and proven record of working with diverse populations are highly desired.


Please send a current CV, a letter of application, concise statements of teaching and research philosophies, and three letters of via Interfolio Additional inquiries may be directed to Professor Courtney Wells at<>.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding Interfolio should be directed to Peggy Ferran (<>).


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