Assistant Professor of French
Louisiana Tech University
United States

Assistant Professor of French

Assistant Professor of French. Tenure track, nine-month position. Review of applications begins July 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date: September 1, 2024.


QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in French (or related field) by September 1, 2024.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Louisiana Tech’s School of Literature and Languages welcomes applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of French. Period and field of specialization are open. Secondary interests may include areas such as literary theory, film and media studies, the digital humanities, or gender and cultural studies. The ability to teach a second language is welcome; interest in teaching comparative literature and/or interdisciplinary courses with other members of the College of Liberal Arts is also welcome. This position also includes opportunities to participate in and lead international education or study abroad. The successful candidate will join a vibrant academic unit that values teaching as well as research. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in the French language, French literature and culture, and, potentially, world literature. The normal teaching load is three courses per quarter. A strong commitment to exemplary teaching at the undergraduate level, innovative scholarship, and collegiality are expected.


THE UNIVERSITY: Louisiana Tech is a selective admissions university and offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate degrees in a variety of majors and doctoral programs in areas of specified expertise. The School of Literature and Languages awards Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Modern Languages. Modern language majors concentrate in Spanish or French. The campus is located in Ruston, Louisiana, 70 miles east of Shreveport and 30 miles west of Monroe on Interstate 20. The geographical location of Ruston makes it an important trade and medical center for an area of over 100,000 people.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three references through the provided Workday link. Please direct questions to:

Dr. Ernest Rufleth
Director of the School of Literature and Language


Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.


Please Note:  Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.



Note to Applicant:


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


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