Smith College — Visiting Assistant Professor of French

The Department of French Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2020. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for one year. The normal teaching load is five courses per year. 

We seek an innovative and experienced teacher who would be prepared to teach language courses at all levels as well as introductory literary and cultural analysis. Candidates with a strong foundation in pre-1900 literatures and cultures are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will participate in the development of the French undergraduate curriculum, advise students informally, and engage in the cultural, academic, and scholarly life of the department. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French or Francophone Studies or a directly related field by the time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in French and English, and experience with current practices for teaching French as a second language. 

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: smith/provost/faculty-development. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of French Studies may be found at 

Submit applications at with letter of application, C.V., teaching statement that also addresses inclusive pedagogies, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2020. 

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.