Cornell University, Romance Studies

Position ID:Cornell-ROMS-FRENAP [#25575, WDR-00039993]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: French / French, 19th Century French Studies, Black France, Francophone
Appl Deadline:2023/10/04 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/06, listed until 2024/03/06)
Position Description:    

The Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies, field of specialization open. We seek a theoretically grounded scholar with a strong record of research and publication (appropriate to career stage) whose work crosses disciplinary and/or historical boundaries while remaining rooted in the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world.

Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in French. Ph.D. required by the appointment start date of July 1, 2024. The Department of Romance Studies has a longstanding commitment to theory and interdisciplinary research, and collaboration across languages and cultures is encouraged. It is the home of the journal diacritics and has strong ties with other departments or programs on campus. Faculty have recently been engaged in collective research projects in artificial intelligence, disability studies, environment and sustainability, indigenous studies, media studies, political will, and psychoanalysis and trauma.

Interested candidates should submit their dossier (letter of application, C.V., dissertation abstract or research statement, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages to: ;

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The deadline for applications is October 2, 2023.

Pay range: $76,200 - $211,000.  Actual salary offers in the College of Arts and Sciences will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills.

The Department of Romance Studies at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

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