Colby College

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in French and Francophone Studies

Colby College

 The Department of French and Italian Studies is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of French beginning September 1, 2021. We are seeking a teacher-scholar in Environmental Humanities with additional expertise in one of the following: Queer Ecology, Animal Studies, Environmental Justice, or Indigenous Studies. PhD expected. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education to talented undergraduates. We are particularly interested in individuals with extensive experience, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body and a record of excellence in teaching. This is a tenure track position with a teaching load of 4.5, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Candidates must have a native or near-native fluency in French and English and a strong commitment to teaching all levels of the French language.

 Applicants should submit the following: cover letter (including evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching), curriculum vitae, and a representative sample of current scholarship via Interfolio at the following link Three confidential letters of recommendation and two full sets of course evaluations will be requested after the committee meets and selects candidates. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Audrey Brunetaux (, Chair of the French Search Committee.

 Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: