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Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Francophone Studies)

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 3, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities, Religion
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies (Francophone Studies)

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Open Date

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

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 context.

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.

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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.
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