The Yale University Department of French seeks to appoint a scholar specializing in French literature of the 16th and/or 17th century, beginning July 1, 2018. Rank is open and appointments can be made at the assistant, tenured associate, or full professor levels. Interest in interdisciplinary work and a demonstrated engagement with related fields of study are highly desirable. The Ph.D. or equivalent degree and native or near-native command of French are required. All applicants should submit a cover letter, research statement, and a CV with a list of publications. Recent PhD and untenured candidates should also submit at least three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, and a 20-page writing sample prepared for anonymous reading. The application should be submitted online at <interfolio.xxxxxx >. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Employer. Applications from women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.