Specialization in Caribbean Studies – French Atlantic (Early Modern Studies or Modern Caribbean literature)

The Department of French and Italian at Tulane University seeks to hire an assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in the Caribbean and/or French Atlantic to begin July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have a tenure home in the Department of French and Italian, with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program. The successful candidate will be a productive scholar and committed teacher who will join colleagues who focus on the geopoetics of French and transnational, migratory, and minority literatures in the Francophone world, and will be able to capitalize on New Orleans’ strategic geopolitical history (a double colonization both French and Spanish, traditions of Napoleonic civil code, French notarial archives, generations of immigration from HaitiSt. Domingue). Our location at the northern tip of the Caribbean, our synergy with Francophone communities, our regional history and our city’s archives offer significant untapped resources for research on New Orleans, Louisiana, the Antilles, the Caribbean, and the French Atlantic.

Applications from candidates working on Caribbean literature of any period will be considered. Preference given to scholars working in the Early Modern period, but we anticipate growing in contemporary Caribbean literature as well, and welcome candidates with either specialization. Both the French Department and Africana Studies Program have long traditions of excellence at Tulane and have been targeted for investment by the School of Liberal Arts. The teaching load for tenure-line faculty in the School of Liberal Arts is 2-2, and we offer a generous sabbatical policy and support for research and professional travel. Our dynamic faculty enjoys a collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged students, and small class sizes.

Tulane University, located in the historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, is at a key moment of growth and ambition. With the arrival of a new dean in the School of Liberal Arts joining new leadership in other schools at the university, and an energetic new provost and president, and near the completion of a major capital campaign, Tulane is poised to emerge as a leader in global, liberal arts education.

Candidates must have the PhD degree in hand by the start of the appointment and must be able to teach courses in both French and English in order to meet teaching needs in both French and the Africana Studies Program at Tulane University.

The successful applicant must demonstrate a record of or potential for significant scholarly productivity; a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and interest or experience in program building.

Applicants must apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/56349 and provide the following materials for submission: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample courses, and three letters of recommendation. Writing samples of no more than twenty-five pages will be requested of all candidates who are interviewed. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For information, contact Michael Syrimis, Department Chair, at msyrimis@tulane.edu.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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