Human Resources

Assistant or Associate Professor, French (Tenure Track)


Modern Languages


The Department of Modern Languages at Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track position in French language, literature and culture to be appointed as Assistant Professor; in exceptional cases, an appointment as Associate Professor may be considered.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.

The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective. Therefore, all applicants are also requested to submit separate statements reflecting on:

  • Teaching experience, practices, and goals,
  • Scholarly accomplishments and proposed agenda at Ursinus,
  • Experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community.


We seek candidates who have an active research agenda, native or near-native fluency in French and English, and a commitment to liberal arts education and student research. Ability to teach Francophone literature and culture is a plus. The 3/2 course load will include teaching at all levels of French language, literature and culture and in the college’s first-year interdisciplinary seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE). Other responsibilities include coordinating the French program, supervision of student research, advising of French majors and first-year students, participation in interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; African American and Africana Studies; Film Studies), and service to the department and the college. Ph.D. is required by the beginning of the fall semester in August 2020.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2020


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

All application materials should be uploaded to The search committee will begin reviewing completed applications on November 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.