Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures (RLL) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Francophone Caribbean literatures and cultures to begin in the fall semester of 2023. We seek an exceptional scholar whose research and teaching focus on the Francophone Caribbean of any period. We welcome applicants working in areas including but not limited to transatlantic, diasporic, or black studies; a secondary specialization in another area of Francophone studies is welcome but not required. Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research; developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising and mentoring a diverse student body; and other duties assigned by the University. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should have completed a PhD with a research focus on the Francophone Caribbean no later than 30 June 2023. We expect the successful candidate to teach and conduct scholarship in both French and English.

RLL comprises a vibrant community of scholars whose research and teaching are at the forefront of advancing the humanities at the University. RLL colleagues collaborate with interdisciplinary programs such as Latin American Studies, Global Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film and Media Studies, as well as other departments and research centers across the University, to carry out innovative research and teaching projects. Our department houses the French Connexions cultural center and has created a dynamic new French curriculum with an enhanced focus on Medical and Digital Humanities in which students approach questions of current cultural relevance from a geographically and historically informed perspective. This new tenure-track position aligns with Washington University’s commitment to build a world-class research program on race and ethnicity. Moreover, the new colleague will be eligible for substantive research support from the Center for the Humanities and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Application Instructions

To complete your application and receive full consideration, the following materials must be received via by 14 November 2023.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample (not to exceed 30 pages)
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Research Statement (not to exceed 2 pages)
  6. Teaching Statement (not to exceed 2 pages)

Please note that we will be holding first-round screening interviews virtually in early January 2023.

Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.