Macalester College, French and Francophone Studies

Position ID:Macalester-French-VAPFRENCH [#7535]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of French
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: French
Starting Date:2017/08/31
Appl Deadline:2016/12/30 finished (2016/07/25, finished 2017/05/04, listed until 2016/12/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Macalester College invites applications for a position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, renewable up to three years, and beginning August 2017.

Primary Area of specialization: Sub-Saharan Francophone literatures and cultures. The department is seeking candidates with strong teaching skills who will contribute to the broadening of the French and Francophone Studies curriculum. Candidates should have primary expertise in sub-Saharan Francophone literatures and cultures (from West Africa to Central Africa), and should be able to teach French language from beginning to advanced levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to make their fields of expertise relevant to undergraduate students in a liberal arts environment and who have a strong teaching record. Native or near-native proficiency in French as well as excellence in teaching and in scholarship are required. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. by time of appointment, and should have demonstrated commitment to liberal arts education. Normal load is five courses a year, which includes a mix of language instruction and advanced courses, plus some participation in co-curricular activities. The department has a dynamic French Lecture Series and programs activities at the French House and in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. There are also opportunities to collaborate with several interdisciplinary programs and departments on campus, including the African Studies program.

Please submit electronic copies of a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, two sets of teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy in liberal arts education . The application letter should be addressed to Andrew Billing, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of French and Francophone Studies, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55105. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning November 15, 2016. For further information about the position, contact the department chair Andrew Billing ( or visit the College Web site ( and the French & Francophone Studies Department web site (

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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Further Info:
Macalester College
Department of French and Francophone Studies
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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