Assistant Professor of French, General Faculty

University of Virginia

The Department of French at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applications for an Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, to join our department in August 2023. This is a one-year, tenure-ineligible appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six undergraduate courses at the intermediate to advanced levels of French, three each during the fall 2023 and spring 2024 terms.

A completed Ph.D in French is required. Native or near-native fluency in French is also required. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level; this may include teaching done while in graduate school if the candidate was the primary instructor of those courses. Candidates with expertise in 20th-21st century French studies, cultural history, linguistics, or Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa will be preferred.

This position will remain open until filled and review of applications will begin on May 25, 2023. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0047527. Complete an application online with the following documents:

• CV

• Cover Letter

• A reflective statement explaining your approach to teaching language and culture and how you have addressed issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom

• Two sample syllabi

• Two to three letters of recommendation that the candidate must request should be sent to Pimonwan Kamjan at [email protected]

Candidates will be contacted directly if teaching evaluations are requested; otherwise, they should not be sent.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.

For additional information about the position, please contact Janet Horne at [email protected]. For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at [email protected].

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation’s Capital. Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

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The Department of French at the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspective and lived experience. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


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The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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