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Assistant Professor, Francophone Canadian or Indigenous Literatures

The Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, invites applications for a tenure‐stream appointment in the area of Francophone Canadian and/or Francophone indigenous literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1st, 2018.

Qualified candidates must have a PhD in French literature with a focus on francophone Canadian and/or indigenous literatures by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter.

Duties will include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to mount and maintain a productive research agenda, and participate in the academic life of the department.

The department is looking for a strong candidate with a proven record of academic and teaching excellence. S/he is expected to develop and maintain a successful, innovative and independent program of externally funded research. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated through publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, students’ evaluations, letters of reference, and a solid teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates must have a native or near‐native fluency in French, as well as a strong command of oral and written English are required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: For further details and to apply online please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701910.  To ensure consideration, applicants must submit all application materials online by January 15, 2018. Complete applications will include: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter including a description of future research plans; 3) a teaching dossier with a detailed statement outlining a teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for a new literature course proposal intended for advanced undergraduates in French Studies; 4) one writing sample of no more than 30pp; 5) three recent letters of reference, one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities. Letters of reference should be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent directly by writer to langstudies.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date. Please, ensure the candidate’s name and “Francophone Literatures Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018. For inquiries about this position, please contact Joanna Szewczyk, Assistant to the Chair, at joanna.szewczyk@utoronto.ca. For more information about the Department of Language Studies, please visit our homepage at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/language‐studies/.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how‐to‐apply. We strongly recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot beaccessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (www.ecu.edu/foreign/) is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. It is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that offers concentration programs in Classics, French, German, Global Studies, Hispanic Studies, Russian, and Foreign Language Education, as well as language courses in Japanese. Faculty also teach classes for the Master of Arts in International Studies (www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/international/index.cfm) and are expecting approval by UNC’s General Administration of a new M.A. in Hispanic Studies.

East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu), a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies 90 miles east of Raleigh and 80 miles from the Atlantic coast.

Job Duties
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University invites applications for the Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities. This special one-year appointment starts August 13, 2018, and ends May 6, 2019. The faculty member appointed will be hired at the rank of Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor.
Expectations for the professorship include: teaching one course per term in the Foreign Languages and Literatures program in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise and contributing through workshops and public lectures to conversations relating to the humanities. The person appointed will act as an advocate for the importance of studying languages, literatures, and cultures, and will engage not only with students and faculty in the Department, College, and University, but also with the East Carolina
community at large.

Minimum Education/Experience
Applicants must have speaking fluency in English, a doctorate or equivalent degree in a foreign language or related discipline, such as romance languages, classical studies, or foreign language education, a distinguished record of publication, and a demonstrated commitment to humanistic endeavors.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Preference will be given to candidates with a history of university engagement and participation in academic programming and community building. Candidates selected for pre-campus and campus interviews should be prepared to speak about their plans to use the funds associated with the professorship.

Special Instructions to Applicant
Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests (including plans to engage with students and faculty in the humanities), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of and contact information for three current references. Applicants should also arrange for three current letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Whichard Search Committee, Department of Foreign
Languages and Literatures, East Carolina University, 3324 Bate Building, Mail Stop 556, Greenville, NC 27858. An official transcript is required upon employment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Review of applications will begin January 8 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).