Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Francophone
Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Full or Part Time
TRINITY COLLEGE’s Department of Language and Culture Studies
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a
specialization in postcolonial Francophone Studies, beginning July
2022. The Department of Language and Culture Studies offers courses
in ten different languages and is committed to innovation in
pedagogy across all levels of our curriculum. We are seeking
candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and whose
research centers on Caribbean, North African, and/or Sub-Saharan
African literature and culture, of any historical period.
The successful candidate will be expected to expand our course
offerings in postcolonial Francophone Studies, provide courses in
English that support our African and/or Caribbean Studies programs
on campus, teach courses at all levels of French language, and
participate actively in the service of our department. Candidates
should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching diverse
undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts
The teaching load is typically 5 courses per year, but new hires
teach a 2-2 load in their first two years.
Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination or an
approved exemption prior to beginning employment.
Applicants are expected to have native or near-native fluency in
French and English. A PhD in French and Francophone Studies, or a
related field, is required by July 1, 2022.
Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a letter of application, CV, sample of scholarly
writing (no more than 20 pages), a portfolio of course evaluations
(if available), a teaching statement that includes your approach to
addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact
information for 3 reference providers.
Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference
providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is
submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference
provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where they must go
to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio
(or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique
Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.
Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled. Zoom interviews will be
conducted in December 2021, and campus visits are expected to take
place in February 2022.
Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts
college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate
students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut.
Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent
liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares
students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative
lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students,
faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the
intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class
liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many
opportunities for cultural and social engagement.
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse
faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should
request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to
participate in the application process.
For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate
equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment
to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts
context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research.
Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through
their research, teaching, and service.