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Kalamazoo College
Department of French and Francophone Studies

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, beginning September 2020. We seek a candidate with expertise and experience in modern/contemporary French & Francophone Studies (literature, cultural and/or visual studies). Specialization is open. Additional interests might include Francophone Africa or North America.

We seek a colleague skilled in the implementation of existing courses and the design of new ones who will support our ongoing study abroad initiatives and participate fully in department activities and program development. Teaching expectation is six courses per year, two per 10-week term, ranging from introductory French language to advanced studies in French. The successful candidate might eventually contribute to our college-wide, interdisciplinary seminar program.

Candidates are expected to have a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a promise of scholarly achievement, native or near-native proficiency in French and a strong command of English. Ph.D. or evidence of imminent completion required. Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience.

Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic, arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. For more information about Kalamazoo College, see the College website. For more information about the French and Francophone Studies department, please visit the Department website.

Completed applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled.

Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, and statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches below. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname. Later in the process, applicants will be asked to provide a teaching demonstration video. Please send all inquiries to Dr. Aurélie Chatton at

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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If you have questions about the search, contact:
Aurélie Chatton
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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