The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a three-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in French Literature, beginning August 2020. The field of specialization is early modern French and Francophone. Preferred fields include the French long 18th century or 17th century. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching play to the existing strengths in RLL and its closely affiliated departments, so comparatist approaches are welcome. Candidates should demonstrate a strong background in literature, culture, and philosophy. Possible research areas of interest include: theater and the arts, material culture, print culture, history of science, race, colonialism, disability studies or gender. Innovative or creative teaching, an interest in experiential learning, and knowledge of online pedagogies are all highly desirable. Teaching of courses in the UB Curriculum, advanced language and culture sequence, upper-division undergraduate electives and graduate courses will be expected. In the cover letter, candidates should highlight any work in diversity and inclusion. The course load will be 2-2 and the salary commensurate with experience.
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is a diverse and dynamic academic unit offering undergraduate majors in Spanish, French and Italian, and graduate concentrations in Spanish, French and Romance Linguistics. Candidates must be committed to our collective interdisciplinary, international, and collaborative vision of the study of language, literature and culture.
The University at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive university in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates, 10,000 graduate students, and 1600 full-time faculty.
Buffalo comprises New York State’s second-largest metropolitan area, and is known for its friendly residents, world-class cultural institutions, and international flavor. The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is located on UB’s North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a low cost of living. Downtown Buffalo and its eclectic neighborhoods, the Lake Erie waterfront, and vast cultural resources, is just 15 minutes away. Niagara Falls is also just 20 minutes away.
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.