Oglethorpe University, a small liberal arts institution located in Atlanta, GA, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of French to begin in August 2022. The hire will teach undergraduate French language, culture, and literature courses. Experience teaching courses with an interdisciplinary perspective is strongly encouraged. Potential cross listing of French courses with History, Film Studies, International Studies, Spanish, and Women and Gender Studies is preferred. Expertise in a subfield such as Francophone Africa, The Maghreb, or Caribbean studies is highly desirable. Duties of the position include assessment of the French major program, advising and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, supporting the universitys diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives through research and service, contributing to university service, maintaining exchange relationships with universities in France as needed, and having an active scholarship agenda. Additional courses in which the candidate would be expected to teach are Narratives of the Self I and II, the inaugural Freshman courses of our unique general education program called the Core.
Oglethorpe is committed to fostering a campus community and intellectual environment that recruits and maintains diverse faculty and staff, promotes a culture of respect for diverse experiences and perspectives, and understands and addresses the role of inequality in shaping our individual and collective identities. We value faculty mentorship and support faculty teaching, research, and development through the Office of the Provost which works closely with the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The university currently enrolls a diverse population of nearly 1,500 students who represent more than 30 states and 30 countries. More than half of Oglethorpes students identify as persons of color and 40 percent are the first in their families to attend college. Candidates from historically excluded groups, whose work furthers the institutions diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, and who bring varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.