Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Assistant Professor of French or Spanish and Black Studies
The Department of Foreign Language Studies and the Black Studies
Program at Providence College invite applications for a full-time
joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position in French or
Spanish beginning fall 2021.
We invite applicants trained in race, race relations, ethnicity,
gender, and Black Atlantic history, with particular expertise in
Postcolonial Studies and African and/or Franco- or
Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean literatures and cultures, intersectionality
and/or community engagement.
We are seeking to hire someone with the interest and expertise to
teach foundational courses in the Black Studies Program, courses in
her/his/their area of study (i.e. intellectual traditions,
Afrodiasporic identities, Race and Gender in Latin American and/or
the Francophone Caribbean) as well as language courses at all
levels. As our student body, particularly within Foreign Language
Studies and Black Studies, grows increasingly diverse, we have a
strong preference for candidates with interests in student-centered
pedagogical and mentoring practices. Moreover, as students of color
and their allies have demanded in college and university protests
across the nation, Providence College supports the students’ desire
to hire faculty who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven
ability in supporting the success of students from historically
marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.
The course load is 3-3 with the option for a one semester
pre-tenure research leave after three years of service as a member
of the Ordinary Faculty.
The tenure line would be located in the Department of Foreign
Language Studies, with a 50% teaching and 50% service obligation to
Qualified applicants would demonstrate an established record of
scholarly publication, show commitment to student-centered,
interactive pedagogy, and publicly engaged scholarship, as well as
effective mentoring of our increasingly diverse student body.
Education and Experience Required
Candidates must possess a PhD in French, Spanish or closely related
fields from an accredited institution.
PhD in French and Francophone Studies or Spanish by the time of the
appointment; a commitment to scholarly research and publication is
essential; native or near-native fluency in French or Spanish is
required, and applicants must have their dissertation in hand at
the time of appointment.
Open Until Filled
Full consideration of application if received by:
Instructions to candidates
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a
writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of
teaching effectiveness, a separate one-page statement on how you
envision teaching the Introduction to Black Studies course,
graduate transcripts, and three (3) letters of recommendation.
Application information is available on the College’s web site at:
https://careers.providence.edu. The deadline for applications is
November 20, 2020. Applications will be reviewed until the position
is filled. We will invite selected candidates for an initial
virtual interview in Mid-December.
Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Monica Simal, Search Committee
Chair, Department of Foreign Language Studies, Providence College,
Providence, RI, 02918, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternate Application Submission Instructions
College Information/EOE Statement
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts
institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars
and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission.
Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture
and campus community that attracts and supports the development of
a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we
live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic
Plan for Diversity involves “intentionally recruiting and retaining
faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission
of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human
flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the
strategic plan, please visit
https://strategic-plan.providence.edu/pc200-full/. An AA/ EOE, the
College especially encourages applications from women and persons
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Statement / Philosophy
- Writing Sample
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness
- One-page statement on how you envision teaching the
Introduction to Black Studies course
- Optional Document