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Assistant Professor in Black French Studies

Rice University

Location: Texas - United States
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th October 2022
Expires: 5th December 2022

Rice University’s Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with the Center for African and African American Studies, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black French Studies. The successful candidate will have a research specialization in at least one of the following areas: post-1900 Francophone Africa; the Francophone Caribbean; cultures of migration in the Francophone Atlantic world; colonialism and democracy in French-speaking Africa and/or the Caribbean. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: gender studies; postcolonial theory; history of slavery; visual culture and media studies. Candidates should have a strong teaching interest in Blackness in Francophone Africa.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies, Black French Studies, or related field by July 1, 2023. Native or near-native proficiency in French is essential. Rice University has a semester-based teaching schedule with a 2-2 teaching load. The successful candidate will divide their teaching responsibilities equally between the department’s French Studies program and the Center for African and African American Studies and they will be required to teach the Center’s core courses on a rotating basis. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects and innovative teaching within and beyond Rice’s School of Humanities are plentiful and a high priority, and the successful candidate will continue research in their area(s) of expertise.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas. The vibrant city stands out as the most diverse in the country, with a significant African diasporic population and a rich history of empowering Black and Latinx politics and activism. Rice is a comprehensive and highly selective private research university consistently ranked among the top 20 universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching in the U.S. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students; its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. The university is strongly committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse community.

The Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures is a research-oriented community of scholars and students that includes six programs: Classical Studies, European Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese. The department has close working relationships with other departments in the School of Humanities and is also involved in a range of interdisciplinary programs, such as African and African American Studies; Politics, Law & Social Thought; Jewish Studies; Environmental Studies; and the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality. General information about the department and the center can be found at https://cultures.rice.edu and https://caaas.rice.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Jacqueline Couti at jacqueline.couti@rice.edu

Review of applications begins October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, and two writing samples of approximately twenty pages each.

Applications must be submitted online by clicking the 'Apply' button.

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