Faculty, French

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title

Faculty, French, tenure-track


Foreign Languages and Literature


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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Job Category



The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to start August 1, 2021. Candidates must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in French and English and excellence in teaching. We seek to hire a colleague who can strengthen our growing French major and minor programs.

Responsibilities include teaching 21 hours per academic year at the undergraduate-level French language, culture, and literature courses, as well as contribute to Mercer's signature foundational programs (e.g. Great Books, Integrative Studies); engaging in scholarship; creating and supervising academic opportunities for students beyond the classroom; and contributing to the department and the College through service. We welcome candidates who demonstrate the potential for excellent undergraduate teaching; the capacity for ongoing peer-reviewed scholarship; a desire to be an active citizen in our department and College; a commitment to or interest in the liberal arts; a desire to engage students outside the classroom in activities such as undergraduate research, service projects, or internships; and readiness to develop or implement pedagogies that promote the learning of students of all backgrounds (racial, ethnic, socio-economic, able/disabled, etc.).


A Ph.D. in the French or Francophone Studies, or closely related field from an accredited college/university is required. ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of Instructor until a Ph.D. is obtained.

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1900 students. Among the freshmen in 2020, 27% are 1st generation college students, 37% are Pell-eligible, and 49% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

For additional information about Mercer and the position, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Fernando Palacios at palacios_jf@mercer.edu or consult the following website: http://www.mercer.edu.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should access http://jobs.mercer.edu to complete a brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current C.V., statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three professional references.

No applications will be accepted by surface mail or email.

Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts (redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race or gender, before submitting), and three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching effectiveness and at least one addressing scholarly potential) directly to, Dr. Fernando Palacios at palacios_jf@mercer.edu. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.