Assistant Professor, CLA-3320

Assistant Professor, French

Department of Foreign Languages

College of Liberal Arts



The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of French position in the Department of Foreign Languages beginning August 2020.



PhD in French at time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in French is required.



Evidence of excellence in teaching and demonstrated potential for successful scholarly activity. Teach all levels of French from elementary to advanced. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in linguistics, with the ability to teach courses in phonetics, the history of the French language, and advanced grammar. Experience in service learning or working with francophone communities a plus. 

Department Information:

The Foreign Languages Department ( offers majors in French, French Education, Spanish, and Spanish Education; minors in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish; courses in Arabic, Greek (Ancient), Hebrew (Biblical and Modern), Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili; and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Professional Spanish.


Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Applications received by December 10, 2019 will receive full consideration. Electronic submissions are welcome. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts to: 

Katia Sainson

French, Search Chair

Department of Foreign Languages

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252


A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is CLA-3320.

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