Assistant Professor, Contractually Limited Term (professoriate) – Early Modern French Literature (Toronto)

Assistant Professor, Contractually Limited Term (professoriate) – Early Modern French Literature (Toronto)

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Assistant Professor, Contractually Limited Term (professoriate) – Early Modern French Literature

Please see application link below.


The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in Early Modern French Literature (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter, and will end on June 30, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in French literature by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful applicant must have native or near-native competence in French and at minimum near-native competence in English.  Knowledge and interest in Cultural Studies, Literary Theory or Book History would be a valuable asset.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach courses in their field of expertise, survey courses on periods, genres or theories, as well as French as a Second Language courses. Duties will include teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (containing a teaching statement, sample course materials and teaching evaluations) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements of teaching in the letters of reference.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George campus in downtown Toronto. More information on the University of Toronto and the Department of French be found on their respective websites.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter (no more than 2 pages); a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample such as an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter (no more than 30 pages); as well as a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.


Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead, dated and signed) sent directly by the referee to Professor Anne-Marie Brousseau, Chair of the Department of French via email at by the closing date. 

PLEASE NOTE: this search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at

If you have any questions about this position, please contact M. Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at with the subject line: “Early Modern French Literature-(your full name)”. 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of March 31, 2021. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


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Accessibility Statement

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