Two-Year Term Position, French Studies, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages at Brandon University is seeking a scholar with core strength in French Studies for a 2-year term position. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching French in a minority setting as well as the ability to teach courses in such areas as French, Quebecois, and/or Franco-Canadian culture. The successful candidate should have an active research profile and be willing to participate collegially in the life of the university. The preferred qualification is a PhD in French Studies with an open area of research specialization. ABD candidates with a defense date may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The candidate must have native knowledge of the French language; near-native knowledge of the English language is an asset. While there may be some flexibility in terms of course offerings, ideally the successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and intermediate French, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in French and/or Quebecois culture.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, a CV, one writing sample, a teaching dossier (one sample course outline in languages, one sample course outline in French or Quebecois culture, and evidence of teaching effectiveness), the names and contact information of three referees, and proof of citizenship status in one pdf document to Dr. Lisa Robson, Acting Dean of Arts, at All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course calendar for more information at

Preferred Start Date:                       August 1st, 2020

 Rank and Salary:                              Commensurate with qualifications and experience

 Application deadline:                    Assessment of applications will begin March 31, 2020; however,   the competition will remain open until the position is filled.



Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.  This starts with the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.  All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential.  To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

Date Issued:  February 27, 2020