Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 4015359
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures

Assistant Professor - French

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of French to begin in Fall 2023. We are seeking a dynamic teacher-scholar with a research specialization in contemporary (20th-21st c.) French literature and culture. In order to complement existing departmental strengths, we hope to recruit a colleague whose work has a primarily European focus, but engagement with and knowledge of other Francophone cultures is welcome. Substantive research and/or teaching interests in other periods or in particular critical methodologies are likewise desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will show evidence of strong scholarly achievement or potential as demonstrated by top-tier, innovative publications and/or works in progress; a capacity for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as both a specialist and a generalist; and a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. The candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in French is required.

Responsibilities of the position include an ongoing program of research, commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching at a range of levels and on diverse subjects, collegial collaboration with other members of the French section and CMLL, and service to the department, college, and university, including program-building, recruitment initiatives and active commitment to extra-curricular activities. Candidates with strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and with the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
PhD in French.

Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidates intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications

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As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized applicants, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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