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Job offer - North African and French literature - Bowdoin College

Job offer - North African and French literature - Bowdoin College


The Department of Romance Languages at Bowdoin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in French beginning in fall 2015 at the assistant professor level. The Department seeks a candidate well-versed in both hexagonal and North African literature and culture of the 19th and/or 20th/21st centuries. Interest in cinema and/or media studies welcomed. Promise of ongoing scholarly engagement and proven success in teaching are expected. The normal teaching expectation is four courses per year, which will include language courses and upper-level seminars in the candidate's field of specialty.Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French. Ph.D. expected upon beginning appointment.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit letter of application, C.V., evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. teaching evaluations), and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.


Review of applications will begin on October 31.


A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.  We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners.  To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty. For further information about the College please visit our website:



The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery, based at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library,  is pleased to offer four long-term fellowships (two for Spring 2015 and two for Fall 2015-Spring 2016) to assist scholars whose research on transatlantic slavery can benefit from extended access to the Schomburg Center's resources. Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of six months at the Schomburg Center with a stipend of $30,000.


The Lapidus Center also offers five short-term fellowships to support visiting scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area. Fellowships are awarded for continuous periods of three months at the Schomburg Center with a stipend of $6,000.


The application process opens on September 3, 2014. For more information and to apply, go to

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