Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

University of San Diego
October 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:$6,833
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Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Apply now Posting #: 4632 Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular Location: San Diego Position Type: Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Position Title & Department:

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

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Department Description:

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures is committed to shaping the next generation of global citizens through the development of students' communicative and linguistic proficiency, intercultural competency and skills in critical thinking through the study of languages, literatures and other forms of cultural production. French and Francophone Studies at USD develops students' cross-cultural understanding and communicative proficiency in French through the study of current French society and culture.

University Description:

The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French, with a research or teaching focus on Arabic Studies, North African, and/or Middle Eastern Studies to begin in the Fall 2024 semester. We are especially interested in scholars with expertise in medieval and/or early modern French literature and culture. In addition, applicants who can collaborate across academic departments and interdisciplinary programs at USD, such as Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Africana Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. The selected candidate will teach all levels of undergraduate courses from basic language to advanced literature and culture.

Generalists with interdisciplinary or transnational approaches or theoretical interests in one or more of the following three cluster themes in the College of Arts and Sciences. (link to cluster hire here: https: // www. inclusion/hiring.php).These clusters will include new faculty from multiple academic disciplines who have research or teaching interests in one of the following substantive themes: Borders and Social Justice, Technology and the Human Experience, and Climate Change and Environmental Justice. The goal of these themed clusters is to facilitate collaborative research, provide opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, and build community among faculty and students throughout the University. Candidates are encouraged to interpret these themes broadly and creatively to indicate how their teaching and research in the department may be understood to intersect with one or more of the three themes. There will be robust possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and a college-wide mentoring program to support new faculty throughout the tenure process.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit

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Degree Verification Requirement : Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:

The successful candidates will

  • Hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or other terminal degree. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. and native or near-native fluency in both French and English. They should also demonstrate an active research agenda, and a record of successful teaching at multiple levels.
  • Posting Salary:

    $6,833.33 - 7,083.33/month; Excellent Benefits

    The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

    The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

    Special Application Instructions:

    Click Apply Now to complete our online application.

    Candidates are asked to submit the following materials by October 15, 2023.

  • Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus
  • Research Statement and a sample of scholarly or creative work
  • Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research.
  • Contact information for three references who will be sent a link to upload letters.
  • For questions, please contact Dr. Sylvie Ngilla [email protected]

    If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

    Additional Details:

    The University of San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people. The San Diego region is the third most populated area for American Indians in California and is surrounded by four autonomous Indigenous nations: the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. These four nations, represented by 19 tribes, make San Diego County home to the largest concentration of individual tribes in the United States. San Diego is also the second largest city in the state, near the busiest port of entry on an international border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. Serving more than 5,500 undergraduate students, the university holds a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service.

    The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law. USD offers same sex domestic partner benefits.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.

    Advertised: June 29, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: October 15, 2023 Pacific Daylight Time

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