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Visiting Assistant Professor in French and African Studies

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Visiting Assistant Professor in French and African Studies

The Department of French and Francophone Studies and the African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a joint two-year position in 20th- and 21st-century African Francophone Literary Studies. Engagement with theoretical approaches to social change, politics of Francophone Literary Studies and gender studies are desirable. Duties include working and advising graduate students, teaching the AS core class on Postcolonial Literature, and designing new graduate courses wherever possible. Candidates must have a strong research record and agenda, successful teaching experience at all levels, and native or near-native language competency in both French and English. PhD required at time of appointment. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Start date is fall 2022, with flexibility. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

Additional Information: Applications received by December 1, 2021, will be considered for interviews; those arriving later will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically at the following Web site: Submit a cover letter, c.v., and dossier (or contact information for 3 references). Please contact Danielle Austin at with any questions. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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