Assistant Professor, French and Italian TE
The Department of French and Italian in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure eligible position beginning in August 2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of French Cultural Studies with an emphasis on the contemporary period (from WWII through the present). Area of specialization is open, but we are looking for someone who will bring a new dimension and expertise to our program, as well as help us recruit and increase our number of undergraduate French majors. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: France and/in Europe, fashion, food studies, Bandes dessinées, French for professional purposes, social justice, music, experimental humanities (digital, environmental, urban, or public humanities), political history, social movements, media theory and media studies, film and visual culture, minority studies, (applied) linguacultural studies.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate (upper-division undergraduate language, literature, and cultural studies) and graduate-level courses in French and general-education courses in English in face-to-face, hybrid, and online 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 a strong publication record or potential, demonstrated excellence in teaching, willingness to develop and teach courses in the University´s General Education curriculum, and to actively recruit undergraduate French majors and graduate students. Candidates should provide evidence of scholarly achievement or significant scholarly potential, and evidence of teaching excellence, including in French language classes. Native or Near-native proficiency in English and French is required. Ph.D. in French or French/Francophone Studies or a related field must be in hand by the time of the appointment.
In order to foster active and meaningful in-person engagement with our students and build community within the department and college, we require tenure eligible faculty members to establish their primary residence within the Tucson, Arizona area, as this is an in-person position.
Review of candidates will begin on December 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2023.