Visiting Assistant Professor of French Language and Francophone Studies


Lyon College invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of French Language and Francophone Studies beginning fall 2019. The teaching load is seven courses per academic year, and will include all levels of French language, and advanced courses in Francophone studies (Caribbean, African, or Middle Eastern), and applicants must also be able to teach occasionally a freshman World Literature survey (taught in English). Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach first-year Spanish language and/or film courses. A Ph.D. in French, Francophone or Comparative Literature is required, as well as native or near-native fluency in French and English, in addition to experience teaching at the college level. Salary is competitive.

Lyon College is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area and named by USA Today as the best city to live in in Arkansas. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 24 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 24 and SAT score of 1117.

Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, writing sample (10-20 pages), copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Mr. Donald R. Taylor, Director of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501 or electronically to with “French Language” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Lyon College go to

Lyon College does not discriminate with respect to the hiring of applicants or with the respect to the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. It is the continuing policy of Lyon College to comply with any federal or state law regarding equal employment opportunities.

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