Assistant Professor of French Search #1920-0025

Date Posted
September 12, 2019
Job Description

The University:

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just 20 miles north of Columbus, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at

Position Overview:

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages is seeking a full-time (tenure track) Assistant Professor of French to teach a broad range of language, culture and literature courses at all undergraduate levels. Area of specialization is open to the different periods and genres within Metropolitan French Studies. Interest in participating in multidisciplinary programs (e.g. International Studies, Film Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Black World Studies) and/or the OWU Connection is a plus. Candidates must be eager to enrich and expand our French and Francophone Studies Program and show a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and university service. Evidence of successful teaching is expected. Teaching load is three courses per semester (10-12 weekly contact hours). Offerings in French contribute to the French major and minor; first year courses satisfy the language proficiency requirement. All courses are taught in French. Appointment begins in August 2020. Assistant Professors at Ohio Wesleyan are granted a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in French by the time of appointment 

  • Native or near-native fluency in French and English and familiarity with current foreign language teaching methodologies

Completed applications will include: 

1) Cover Letter  

2) Curriculum vitae 

3) Three Letters of Recommendation 

4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy (This should address, among other things, any experience with diverse student groups and ideas for enhancing inclusiveness in the classroom and on campus.)

5) Statement of Research Interests

6) Evidence of successful teaching (e.g. recent course evaluations or teaching observation reports)

Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at:  by December 1, 2019.  Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019 and continue until the position has been filled.

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please find OWU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement at:

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