Asst Prof French & Francophone Civilizat
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Civilizations

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of French and Francophone studies starting August, 2019.

Candidates should demonstrate a tangible promise in research, teaching, and service. Preference may be given to candidates who specialize in more than one field of French and Francophone Studies, for example, in history, culture, society, and/or whose work puts French and Francophone Studies into a dynamic engagement with intercultural studies, but they should demonstrate the ability to teach language courses and content courses in French.  Teaching load: 5 courses over two semesters (3/2). Ph.D. required by time of appointment. We seek a colleague with a specialization in French and Francophone civilizations with a focus on 20thand 21stcentury cultural French civilization and history and their connections to the intellectual history in other parts of the Francophone world and Europe. 

Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be considered. Paper applications will not be accepted. An Application must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (no more than thirty pages), and a brief statement detailing your experience and commitment to diversity in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
UMBC’s Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, in addition to offering instruction in a broad range of languages, has a long history of training students to examine cultural differences, to understand their nature and implications, and to apply their linguistic and intercultural talents and skills in advancing cultural and ethnic diversity and social responsibility.  With its renewed emphasis on intercultural issues and conflicts, MLLI has become one of the primary academic departments at UMBC dedicated to innovative approaches to linguistic, cultural, and economic diversity and social justice.  For further information about the department, please consult

UMBC has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We are especially proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract equally diverse faculty.  Successful candidates must be able to work in a multicultural environment and support diversity and inclusion reflecting our student body.  Furthermore, the successful candidate should embrace our vision and mission, and be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity.  Members of minority groups, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

UMBC is an EEO/AA employer, known among its peers for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and international applicants are encouraged to apply.

For best consideration submit your application at by November 21, 2018.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: French Search 19/Babitz

Contact Information
Jacalyn Babitz
1000 Hilltop Circle 470 Fine Arts Building
Baltimore, 21250