Open Positions

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Russian with research specialization in Soviet and post-Soviet literatures and cultures, starting as early as fall 2023. The position entails teaching undergraduate courses in Russian language at all levels, and courses in literature and culture in Russian and English. The Department’s teaching and research includes a secondary focus on non-Russian cultures of the former Soviet Union and on ethnicity, nationality, and race in the former Soviet bloc.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Russian (or Slavic) with a specialization in Soviet and post-Soviet Literature and Culture by date of appointment; evidence of strong potential for scholarship as demonstrated by publications and/or works in progress; evidence of teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy in language and literature; and native or near-native fluency in Russian and English.

The complete application is in two parts.

  1. Please complete online faculty application and upload current CV, cover letter outlining your teaching and research experience and interests and how your experiences match the basic qualifications; course evaluations; and an article-length writing sample.
  2. Please send three (3) letters of recommendation directly to [email protected] with the subject line of “Assistant Professor of Russian/YOUR NAME”.

Review of applications will begin on 10/24/2022 and continue until position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

No Phone Calls Please


Assistant Professor of French

The Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of French, starting as early as fall 2023. We are seeking candidates with expertise in Medieval and/or Early Modern French literature and culture. We encourage applications from candidates engaged in cross-chronological and transnational research, and whose teaching and research include Mediterranean studies, Global Medieval/Early Modern, Black Atlantic, and study of visual and/or material culture.

The position entails teaching undergraduate courses in French language and courses in literature and culture in French and English.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in French or related field with specialization in Medieval and/or Early Modern Literature and Culture by date of appointment; evidence of strong potential for scholarship as demonstrated by publications and/or works in progress; evidence of teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy at the undergraduate level; and native or near-native fluency in French and English.

The complete application is in two parts.

  1. Please complete online faculty application and upload current CV, statement of teaching and research interest, course evaluations, article-length writing sample, and cover letter outlining how your experiences match the basic qualifications
  2. Please send three (3) letters of recommendation directly to [email protected],with the subject line of “Assistant Professor Position/YOUR NAME”.

Review of applications will begin on 10/24/2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


French Language Teaching Instructor

The department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for one full-time renewable, non-tenure accruing, specialized appointment at the rank of Teaching Instructor of French starting as early as fall 2023 with an initial three-year appointment.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching seven (4/3) French language courses per year, as well as participation in the development, maintenance and implementation of curriculum and of assessment instruments.

Applicants must have a M.A. or Masters 2 degree in French (language, French or Francophone studies, pedagogy (FLE), etc.) or a related field by the date of appointment. Demonstrated teaching excellence (course evaluations, classroom observations, etc.); native or near native fluency in French (oral and written); experience teaching at the university level; extensive knowledge of the use of multimedia and instructional technologies applied to classroom language instruction and a passion for the teaching of French and Francophone cultures at all levels.

Other Information

Detailed descriptions and sample syllabi of current courses that the instructors may be asked to teach are available.

Please complete the application and upload the following, clearly addressing the position requirements:

  1. A current CV, course evaluations and a cover letter outlining how your background and experiences specifically match the minimum qualifications.
  2. Three confidential letters of recommendation: Each reference should send their letter directly to
    [email protected]
    with the subject line “French Teaching Instructor: [your name]".

Review of applications will begin 10/24/2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

No Phone Calls Please


Part-Time Instructor of French

The French program is updating our list of qualified part-time instructors of French interested in teaching one or two language courses paid on a per-course (non-benefit) basis. The list will include candidates available for full-semester courses (pending sufficient enrollment) as well as for short-term substitute teaching opportunities should they arise.

  • MA or master's 2 or equivalent degree in French (language, pedagogy [FLE], French studies, etc.) or a related field
  • Must be native or near-native speaker
  • Have previous language teaching experience (high school or adults)
  • Experience teaching French in a U.S. university or college
  • Knowledge of multimedia and computer technologies in language teaching

Please send all THREE items to D. Bradford Marshall, Director of the French Language Program, at [email protected]:

  1. Letter (in FRENCH) outlining how background and experiences specifically match the basic and preferred qualifications
  2. The names, titles and complete contact information (postal address, e-mail address) of TWO professional references
  3. A current CV

No Phone Calls Please


Part-Time Instructor of Spanish

The Spanish Language Program at the George Washington University invites applications for a part-time position as instructor of Spanish with an initial appointment for one semester to teach language courses (pending sufficient enrollment). Appointment renewal is contingent on successful performance.

Include teaching two Spanish language courses, holding office hours and supporting the program in cultural and academic activities.

M.A. Degree in Spanish Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or similar field; experience teaching Spanish language at the college level, ability to work with task-based and content-based pedagogy; extensive knowledge of instructional technology applied to classroom language pedagogy, demonstrated teaching excellence (student evaluations, classroom observations, other) and excellent working (professional) command of English and Spanish (oral and written).

Please send all FOUR items to Victor Valdivia, director of the Spanish Language Program, at [email protected]:

  1. Letter outlining how your background and experiences specifically match the basic and preferred qualifications
  2. The names, titles and complete contact information (postal address, email address) of three professional references
  3. Current CV
  4. Proof of teaching excellence (student evaluations, classroom observations)

No Phone Calls Please


Student Positions

French Language Practice Partner

Étudiant(e)s francophones de GW ! Le RGSLL Language Practice Center (LPC) recherche un(e) ou deux étudiant(e)s de langue maternelle française (ou de niveau C2) pour servir comme "language partner" pendant le semestre d’automne.

  • Aider les étudiants (tous niveaux) avec la grammaire, l’expression écrite, la révision de devoirs et d’examens, etc.
  • Aider les étudiants à pratiquer des exposés, présentations et examens oraux (prononciation, intonation, etc.)
  • Faire des conversations informelles (pour pratiquer l’expression orale et la compréhension auditive)
  • Les séances du LPC auront lieu en ligne (via BBd Collaborate, Zoom, Skype, etc.).
  • Notez que si vous êtes étudiant(e) international(e) avec un visa, il faudra être physiquement aux États-Unis en automne pour pouvoir être embauché(e).
  • Pour plus d’informations ou pour faire demande, visitez GW Student Employment.

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