Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position (3/2 teaching load) beginning Fall 2018. Area of specialization 20th-century and contemporary French/Francophone literature and culture. Strong preference will be given to candidates with the ability and willingness to teach survey-level courses on 17th- and 18th-century literature and culture. In addition to maintaining an active and productive research agenda, the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate French program and in the College core curriculum. Native or near-native proficiency in French and English is required. Ph.D. required at time of employment. Salary and benefits very competitive.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation at Cover letter should also address how the applicant’s scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Applications will be accepted until November 30th, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci (

Located within 70 miles of New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the college community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.