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Tenure-Track Professor in French and Francophone Studies

Harvard University_Romance Languages and Literatures
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Other Communications, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Gay & Lesbian Studies, History, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in French and Francophone studies with demonstrated interest in the literatures and cultures of one or more of the following areas: Caribbean, Mediterranean, or Indian Ocean, including the diaspora in France and Europe or in transnational and transcultural studies. Candidates should have knowledge of postcolonial or decolonial theories and of colonial and postcolonial histories. Their research can be rooted in any period, from the early modern to the contemporary. They should have interest in one or more transdisciplinary fields, such as visual studies, environmental studies, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality, and/or performance studies. 

Applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2021.   The Department will consider candidates with a PhD from disciplines other than French Studies, but near native fluency of French required. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. Doctorate required by the time the appointment begins on July 1, 2022. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching four courses a year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated strong commitment to advising is crucial.  Applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2021. Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( 

1. Cover letter 

2. Curriculum Vitae 

3. Teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices) 

4. Research statement 

5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. 

6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.
Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only  when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. 

7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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