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Probationary Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) Appointment in French

Department of French and Asian Studies

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.


The Department of French and Asian Studies invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) faculty appointment in French at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2022. Candidates for this position must hold a PhD in French. Applications from candidates with expertise in any French subfield are welcome; those with research expertise in French-language Children’s/Young Adult Literature or in Visual Cultures (such as, but not limited to, cinema or visual arts) are especially encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate must have an active research agenda and demonstrate teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level. The Huron French program requires breadth from its teaching faculty; the successful candidate can expect to teach language, literature and/or culture within the program. This colleague will also help fulfill the Academic Plan of Huron’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; in particular, they will help create/facilitate study abroad and/or French language immersion pathways and opportunities for students, and will help bolster the department’s experiential learning offerings. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in curricular renewal and program restructuring. This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates should submit an application package that includes:

  • a letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • examples of research and/or publications
  • a list of three persons (with full contact information) who would agree to provide letters of recommendation, if requested by the search committee.

Please submit the letter of application and the curriculum vitae in English in order to facilitate the work of the interdisciplinary search committee. Other documents may be in either English or French. Application packages should be submitted as an email attachment, with the subject line “Probationary Search in French,” to the Coordinator of French, Dr. Andrea King, Department of French and Asian Studies, Huron University College:

All applications should be received by no later than January 3, 2022 by 11:59pm for full consideration.

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.  Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or at