The Department of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track/tenured assistant/associate professor position in Francophone Studies from an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural perspective. Open area of sub-specialization but a research focus on Maghreb/Mashrek or Mediterranean studies of particular interest. Additional desirable areas: diaspora/migration/transborder identities, film studies, gender and queer studies, or urban studies. Strong background in theory essential with interest in collaborative work with other international programs and area studies centers at the University of Illinois. A successful candidate at the associate level will present an established record of scholarly publications and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of an active research agenda and a strong commitment to innovative teaching is expected at the assistant professor level. Native or near-native French and English and Ph.D. required for appointment. The target starting date is August 16, 2013. Salary commensurate with qualifications.
To apply, create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload applications material through this system. To ensure full consideration, submit cover letter, c.v., a 20- to 30-page writing sample and contact information (or Interfolio ID) for at least three professional references, and for assistant-level applicants who received the PhD in 2012 or will receive it in 2013 a graduate transcript. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application; letters of recommendation must be received no later than November 8, 2012. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2012.
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