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8 Nov 2022

Full-Time Assistant Professor, French Studies

Brescia University College – Posted by jsmit627 London, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Assistant Professor, French Studies (Tenure-stream appointment)

Brescia University College campus is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Haundenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Chonnonton Nations. This territory falls under the London Township Treaty and Sombra Treaty 1796, and the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. Brescia University College accepts responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous Communities through teaching, research, and community service.

Brescia University College (www.brescia.uwo.ca), a Catholic university college affiliated with Western University, is Canada’s only women’s university. For over a century, the university experience at Brescia has challenged students to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion. Our student-centred institution is committed to providing women with a transformative education as we prepare our students for life-long leadership. Our students benefit from a small, supportive atmosphere at Brescia while having access to resources at Western.

The School of Humanities at Brescia University College invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment, specializing in French and Francophone Literatures at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2023.

We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment and a dedication to collaborating with undergraduates in research. Candidates must be able to teach a variety of literature courses at the undergraduate level, including Introduction to French and Francophone Literature; The French Renaissance, France in the 17th century, France in the 19th Century, France in the 20th Century and/or Culture and Literature in Society: French-Canada. The candidate must have a strong commitment to continuous improvement in pedagogy, as indicated by, for example participation in Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SoTL) workshops, conferences, and/or research.
Faculty members at Brescia are expected to be active researchers and to participate in departmental and university committees and activities. Each academic year, the successful candidate will teach three courses in one term and two in the other and will supervise honours thesis students in French literature. The preferred candidate will also have a well-defined research agenda, including a record of publications and an independent program of research that can involve undergraduates.

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity at Brescia are encouraged to identify their experiences and potential contributions in their letter of application.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Wisdom, Justice and Compassion are at the core of our Ursuline values. We acknowledge our responsibility to attain a diverse and equitable employment environment that is inclusive of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from women, racialized persons / persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, persons of any gender identity or gender expression and others who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience. If you require accommodation for interviews or throughout the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at bu******@uw*.ca

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How to Apply

Applicants should submit: • a letter of application • curriculum vitae • statement of research interests • teaching portfolio Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Jennifer Sutton, Provost, Brescia University College, bucprovost@uwo.ca. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 4, 2022, or until the position is filled.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.


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