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Assistant Professor of French 999315


Cincinnati, OH
ID: 2815-433

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages at Xavier University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. The position carries a 3/3 load for those who maintain an active research agenda.

We especially encourage scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: transnational and multicultural France with a focus on the Middle Eastern and North African diaspora; Francophone literatures and cultures of the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, and/or the Caribbean; Critical European Cultural Studies.

Candidates should demonstrate strong interdisciplinary interests and the ability to participate effectively in interdisciplinary programs affiliated with other departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. Candidates should demonstrate the interest and ability to collaborate effectively with other departmental and interdisciplinary programs as we continue to grow our burgeoning program.

Enthusiasm for teaching language and culture at all levels of the curriculum and passion for teaching in a liberal arts environment are essential. The successful candidate will combine the basic qualifications of a generalist with their research specialization. Ph.D. in French, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field; ABD candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with degree in hand prior to their initial appointment. All candidates must have native or near-native fluency in both French and English and should demonstrate promise for outstanding teaching and mentoring in the areas of language, literature, and culture.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three, confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Review of applications will begin November 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews of select qualified applicants will be conducted via Zoom.

Please direct requests for additional information to the Search Committee Chair, Jamie H. Trnka, at

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.