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Assistant Professor of Contemporary French Studies (TE) (UPDATED)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017 Candidates are asked to submit (all in English unless otherwise noted): 1. Cover Letter, which must address philosophy of teaching, as well as current and future research, and include contributions to diversity and inclusiveness. 2. CV 3. Writing Sample (Save as ONE PDF FILE -- Two writing samples, in either French or English. Samples may be published papers or dissertation chapters) 4. Teaching Evaluations (from the past three years, if available) Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. At least one of these letters should speak directly to your teaching ability. The three references you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you by November 6, 2017.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor of Contemporary French Studies (TE) (UPDATED)
Department French and Italian (0440)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: This posting no longer requires the submission of a ‘Portfolio’. Additionally, the special instructions on the ‘Writing Sample’ and the submission date for recommendation letters has been modified.

The Department of French and Italian in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of French Studies with an emphasis on the contemporary period (from the late 19th century through the present). Area of specialization is open. Possible areas of interest include but are not limited to: literature, comparative literature, theater, cinema, visual culture, new media, France and/in Europe. The Successful candidate will teach graduate-level courses in French as well as upper-division undergraduate language, literature, and cultural studies courses in French and general-education courses in English in face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line formats. The new hire will also have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We seek candidates with strong potential for research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and commitment to mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. Near-native proficiency in English and French is required. Ph.D. in French or French/Francophone Studies, French Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field must be in hand by the time of the appointment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintain an active research and publication agenda.
  • Teach two courses per semester based on departmental needs. The candidate will be qualified and expected to teach French courses in language, literature, and culture for the undergraduate major and graduate courses for the Masters in French as well as lecture courses in English for the General Education program.
  • Engage in service through committee work and outreach.
  • Participate in the “Arizona in Paris” summer program on a rotating basis.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute actively to University of Arizona initiatives focused on fostering diversity and inclusive excellence, enhancing student engagement, and mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Expand collaborations with community and business partners.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in French or French/Francophone Studies, French Cultural Studies Comparative Literature (or a closely related field) in hand by August 1, 2018.
  • Excellent record of college-level teaching, including demonstrated ability to teach courses in French.
  • Native or near-native fluency in French and English.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent, interdisciplinary research in the field of Contemporary French Studies.
  • Demonstrated excellence with online/hybrid teaching; facility with multimedia technology, and an aptitude for teaching large lecture courses.
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and/or curricular design to effectively engage a diverse student body.
  • Interest and/or experience with digital humanities.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of excellent teaching.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21020
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Marie-Pierre Le Hir
mlehir@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 06/23/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/31/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017

Candidates are asked to submit (all in English unless otherwise noted):
1. Cover Letter, which must address philosophy of teaching, as well as current and future research, and include contributions to diversity and inclusiveness.
2. CV
3. Writing Sample (Save as ONE PDF FILE — Two writing samples, in either French or English. Samples may be published papers or dissertation chapters)
4. Teaching Evaluations (from the past three years, if available)

Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. At least one of these letters should speak directly to your teaching ability. The three references you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you by November 6, 2017.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have native or near-native fluency in French and English?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you have a Ph.D. in French or French/Francophone Studies, French Cultural Studies Comparative Literature (or a closely related field) in hand by August 1, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents