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Assistant Professor of French 19th Century Literature and Culture

Northwestern University’s department of French and Italian invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in nineteenth century French and Francophone literatures and cultures, beginning September 1, 2023. We are especially interested in strong interdisciplinary approaches that bring 19th century literature and cultural expressions into conversation with fields such as feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies, colonial/decolonial studies, and environmental humanities. Successful candidate will teach four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels distributed over three quarters. The department fosters an atmosphere of collegiality, equity, and inclusivity and has a strong mentoring culture to support Assistant Professors in advancing their research and visibility in their field.

Interested candidates should submit via this portal ( a CV, cover letter, a writing sample no more than 25 pages in English or French, an equity and diversity statement relating to research and pedagogy, and three letters of reference by Friday November 4th. Candidates should have PhD in hand by August 31, 2023.

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