The Department of French Studies at Smith College invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor, to begin July 1, 2022. We seek an innovative and
experienced teacher specializing in pre-1900 literature and
cultures. The successful candidate’s research and teaching should
situate France and French culture in a transnational framework.
Candidates with interdisciplinary approaches encompassing new
media, data sciences, and/or environmental humanities are
encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French or Francophone Studies or
a directly related field by the time of appointment, native or
near-native fluency in French and English, and experience with
current practices for teaching French as a second language.
Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with
diverse students across the liberal arts, participate in the
development of the French undergraduate curriculum, and engage in
the cultural, academic, and scholarly life of the department.
Candidates from groups underrepresented in literary and cultural
studies are encouraged to apply.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s
college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching
and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding
scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and
through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers
opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such
as those listed here.
The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with
Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty
cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department
of French Studies may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/french.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students,
staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not
discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion,
national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment
of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and
activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations.
Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/93401 with
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement,
statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of
recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021.