University of Connecticut, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Position ID:UConn-Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages-2019452 [#13452]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Languages / French
Cultural Studies / Cultural Studies
Literature / Comparative Literature
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/03/19, finished 2019/06/05, listed until 2019/09/19)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies and French.  The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. For more information please visit the department’s website at

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  Successful candidates will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. The teaching load is seven courses per academic year, including two courses on World Literature (pre-modern and modern), two courses on film (film history and film genres), French literature and culture courses taught in French, and courses on French culture and society in inter- and cross-cultural perspectives to be taught in English.


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Film Studies, French or a related field; experience teaching in a college or university; native or near native fluency in French; interest in teaching large lecture courses; excellent speaking and writing skills in English. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.  Candidates must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral degree by August 22, 2019.


Experience teaching World Literature courses in a college or university; experience teaching film courses in a college or university; experience in teaching large lecture courses on French culture in English; interest in program building.


This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position.  Annually renewable, pending satisfactory performance.  This position is at the main campus in Storrs but incumbents may work at the campuses located at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and/or any other University location.


Click “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as search #2019452 in the document title for each document submitted: a cover letter, curriculum vitae; teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

If you have questions or need further information you may contact Dr. Gustavo Nanclares via email at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2019452)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages
Oak Hall East SSHB Room 207
365 Fairfield Way U-1057
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269

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