Doctoral Program in French and Francophone Studies (The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)

The Department of French and Italian at Ohio State University in Columbus will be offering assistantship positions to talented candidates for their PhD program in French and French-language studies from August 2022. Among the applicants, the most deserving will also be nominated for competitive scholarships. Successful applicants will teach one French course per semester in exchange for full tuition and a monthly salary of approximately $2100 gross for a nine-month period. It is also possible for assistants to obtain summer scholarships or teaching positions during the summer. The post of assistant is renewable between four and five years, depending on the results achieved within the doctoral program.

For a full description of our PhD program in French and French Language Studies, as well as the conditions to apply, click on the following link:

If you have any questions about our program, please contact Ms. Sonya Afanasyeva (]or Professor Sarah-Grace Heller (

We accept students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The deadline for submitting applications is November 30, 2021.

Ohio State University is one of the largest universities in the United States. Founded in 1870, it has approximately 60,000 students and an endowment of nearly $7 billion. The library system is one of the largest in North America, providing access to billions of volumes. It has several specialist companies, including the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library, which holds the largest collection of comic strips in the world, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection, a research center dedicated to the history of the book and the study of valuable manuscripts. The Ohio State Wexner Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary laboratory dedicated to contemporary art (painting, video, film, dance) and enjoys an international reputation for its renowned speakers and innovative exhibitions. Urban Arts Space provides a venue for performances and exhibitions in downtown Columbus. Since 2020, the French and Italian Department has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the French Embassy in the United States and, in particular, has a writing residency open to French-language writers, the Jules Verne Writing Residency in the State of Ohio.

Columbus is the capital of the state of Ohio and the largest city in the state, with a population of 900,000 and a metropolitan area of ​​two million people. With a diversified economy (education, finance, insurance, fashion, aviation, energy, and technology), Columbus is also a cultural hotspot in the American Midwest (Short North Arts District, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Zoo, etc.).

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