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October 12 – The Department of Italian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in the area of Early Modern Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022. Applicants must have earned a PhD in Italian Studies or a related area in the humanities, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching both culture and language. Fluency in spoken and written Italian at the highest level of proficiency is essential. Knowledge of other languages is desirable, as we seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our emphasis on transnational studies. The successful candidate will be an active interdisciplinary scholar whose research and teaching combine expertise in both Italian Medieval/Renaissance Studies and Global Early Modern Studies. Possible areas of research specialization include but are not limited to: Book and Media Studies,
Cultural Studies, Diaspora and Migration Studies, Gender Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Art and Visual Studies. While the successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Italian Studies, they will also teach and be creatively engaged in the department’s transnational approach and its developing collaboration with Smith’s Department of German Studies. In particular, we welcome applications from scholars whose work expands beyond the canonical study of Early Modern culture and brings a variety of transversal, interdisciplinary and ethically-informed perspectives to the field. Demonstrated familiarity with both online and in-person pedagogical practices is required. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage with diverse students across the liberal arts and actively attract them to the study of humanities.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty development. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
Details about the Department of Italian Studies may be found at https://www.smith.edu/academics/italian.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/95602 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae,teaching and research statements (both addressing how the candidate’s transnational approach informs their work), teaching materials that specifically address the candidate’s transnational approach (courses already taught), Diversity and Inclusion Statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists will be asked for additional materials.
Review of applications will begin Monday, October 18.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
October 6, 2021 – The Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of French and Italian beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. This position holds an annual service appointment of nine months with an anticipated start date of September 2022 (beginning September 16 and ending June 15). This is a full time, non-tenure track, three-year position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon instructional needs, performance and funding.
Primary responsibilities include teaching first and second-year French language courses, language-focused third-year courses, in particular French 301, and first-year Italian language courses. Courseload will be 2 courses per quarter for a total of 6 courses per year.
Additionally, the successful candidate will:
- help expand the Department’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) through community outreach, recruitment, retention and program building initiatives;
- contribute to course and curriculum development in the French and Italian language programs;
- spearhead the development of online courses and curricula;
- spearhead the integration of innovative teaching and learning technologies into the French and Italian language programs;
- participate in the training and supervision of graduate student and part-time instructors, including training FIS language instructors in methodologies of second-language acquisition and pedagogy, and eventually assuming a leadership role as Director of Language Programs.
- Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in French and/or Italian or a closely related field by the start of employment;
- Native or near-native fluency in French and English;
- Advanced proficiency in Italian;
- At least 2 years of experience teaching French and Italian at the university or college level;
- Expertise in second-language acquisition and pedagogy;
- Expertise with innovative teaching/learning technologies and online teaching.
Please submit the following via Interfolio:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter (1-2 pages)
- Three recent confidential letters of recommendation. At least one letter must address experience and effectiveness teaching Italian
- A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
- Recent teaching evaluations
- A statement, not to exceed one page, on how you would contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusivity goals of the Department, the Humanities Division, and the University (as articulated in the UW Diversity Blueprint: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/ )
- Any additional materials you feel are relevant, such as one syllabus or one sample lesson you’ve created
Priority will be given to applications received by November 5, 2021
Organization: French & Italian Studies
Location: Seattle, WA
Position URL: apply.interfolio.com/91033
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
September 20, 2021 – The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track position in Italian at the level of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in modern Italian literature and/or culture. The position is a 9-month faculty appointment and carries a teaching load of four classes per year. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Italian or a related field at the time of appointment; record of research publications and/or evidence of outstanding research potential; evidence of teaching excellence; native or near-native fluency in Italian and excellent command of English.
For more information, including instructions to apply and required materials, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/93722.
Priority deadline is November 12, 2021, but will remain open until filled. As an AA/EEO employer, the University of Oklahoma does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
September 16, 2021 – The Department of Romance Studies and the Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts University are searching for a part-time lecturer (non-tenure track) for Spring 2022 to teach a course at the undergraduate level on Italian Cinema. This course should cover the history of Italian Cinema up to the present day, although it may focus on particular periods and movements such as Italian Neorealism. It may also include major theorists and critics of Italian Cinema.
A PhD in Film Studies or a related field, or in Italian Literature and/or Culture with an expertise in Italian Cinema, is preferred although ABDs will be considered; knowledge of Italian language is also preferred.
Apply with letter, CV, sample syllabus for an Italian Cinema course, writing sample, and two confidential letters of reference submitted directly by their authors. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at
Applicants may contact Department Administrator Gari Horton at . Review of applications begins October 15, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.
September 15, 2021 – SBC High School is looking for a full time teacher who has the ability to teach both Italian and French ideally at an elementary lever. The programs are solid and directed towards 10th graders. The school is a very progressive charter school in the South Bronx
Please call Brandon Corley at 773-412-2695 or/and John Clemente at 917-553-6372. They are expecting calls from candidates.
Full-Time 1 Year Visiting Assistant Professor: Italian Medievalist, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Sept. 7 – Full-time, one-year position, renewable, beginning August 1, 2022, to teach graduate and undergraduate literature and culture courses. Teaching load of 2 courses per semester. Primary specialization in Medieval Italian literature and culture is required. We are particularly interested in scholars engaged in innovative cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary research involving additional fields such as early music, visual studies, Mediterranean studies, digital humanities, material studies, gender studies, critical theory, etc., and who are enthusiastic about bringing such innovations into the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both Italian and English. PhD in Italian Studies required by August 15, 2022. Candidates should have native or near-native command of Italian and English; a proven record in teaching with a commitment to undergraduate as well as graduate instruction; interest in curricular development and the principles of a liberal arts education; and a strong or promising record of publications in established peer-reviewed journals, according to experience. H-1B sponsorship is not available for this position.
Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022. Submit letter of application; CV; statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom; and three letters of support electronically via https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11417. Please contact the Department of French & Italian at email@example.com if you have questions.
The IU College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
August 30, 2021 – The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of Dante Studies at the beginning or advanced assistant level. An ability to teach in another area of literary and/or cultural studies would be judged positively. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and to undertake research in her/his field(s) of specialization. Position to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. He or she will demonstrate aptitude for leadership in the Italian Studies Program (https://italianstudies.nd.edu). In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of Dante studies at Notre Dame (https://dante.nd.edu/).
Notre Dame offers highly competitive salary and benefits, generous research support, and excellent opportunities for professional development. Please submit a letter of application, CV, representative publication or writing sample (approximately 20 pages), teaching dossier and/or teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2021 to this link: https://apptrkr.com/2449917
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
This appointment is also contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/
August 27, 2021 – The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites applications for a one semester, non-tenure-track visiting position that will begin January 10, 2022 (Visiting Assistant Professor with PhD or Visiting Instructor if ABD).
They are seeking an individual with expertise in Italian Studies and experience teaching both language and upper division topics courses. The successful applicant will be expected to be an effective teacher and will have a 3-course teaching load. Primary responsibilities will likely include teaching one Italian language class, one bridge course (“Reading and Writing Italy”) and one topics course in the successful candidate’s specialization, ideally to be cross-listed with an interdisciplinary program (i.e. Environmental Science and Policy, European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, or other).
For full consideration, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Please complete application here:
August 23, 2021 – The Department of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature. The expected start date is July 1, 2022. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03095. The deadline to apply is October 11, 2021. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
Part-Time lecturer Italian Language Lecture Position at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
August 23, 2021 – Please consider applying for the following part-time lecturer position of Italian Language at the University of Southern California for the Fall 2021 semester. The Department of French & Italian in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California, seeks applicants for a part-time, teaching-track position in the Italian Basic Language program. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Requirements: Demonstrated excellence in teaching Italian at the college level and effective application of current technologies in the classroom. M.A. in Italian required.
Complete dossier will consist of: letter of interest; teaching philosophy; CV; three recent letters of reference; and recent teaching evaluations. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.
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Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please contact James Fortney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.