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Assistant Instructional Professor in Italian University of Chicago – Chicago, IL

Date 01.27.2022

The Humanities Collegiate Division and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a full-time, 2-year renewable,
benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor position in Italian. Responsibilities will
include teaching 7 language courses per year, and assisting with program administration and

Required are a superior level of proficiency in Italian as defined by ACTFL, proficiency in English
demonstrated by a minimum of one year of teaching and/or studying in an English-speaking
country and/or a TOEFL score of at least 104 overall (and 26 in each area), a master’s degree or
equivalent in Italian or a related field, and at least one year of experience teaching Italian at the
college or post-secondary level. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Italian and/or an advanced degree in
second language pedagogy/acquisition is highly desirable.

This appointment will start on September 1, 2022. This position is contingent upon final
budgetary approval.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of
Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter both in Italian and English that
addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy, a 15-20
minute teaching video of a remote or in-person class (preferably of a first-year language level; if
no recording of the candidate’s teaching is available, a mock-class video is also acceptable), and
the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be
solicited. Course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Short-listed candidates may be
asked to provide examples of teaching materials.

Application deadline is March 7, 2022.

Only complete applications will be considered. For further questions about this position, please contact Guillaume Beaudin, Department of
Romance Languages & Literatures, This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran
status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information
please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should
call 773-702-1032 or email with their request

Call for Italian Translators

Date 12.07.2021

We are excited to announce the launch of a new online translation project that should prove a valuable resource for researchers, students, and lovers of the modern(ist) short story and Italian literature alike:

Stories for a Year is a new digital project building the first complete English translation of Luigi Pirandello’s 244 short stories (his Novelle per un anno). While various stories have been published in English in journals, anthologies, and volumes, nearly half of Pirandello’s short stories have never been translated into English at all. In addition, most of those that have been previously published are now out of print and difficult to locate. This project will finally remedy this lack for English readers.

Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1934, Pirandello was a global phenomenon: he traveled the world staging plays, his works have been widely translated and published in European languages but also far beyond, and his famous critical essay On Humor has become a mainstay of the theoretical imagination of modernism. Throughout his career Pirandello was engaged in writing short stories, aiming to craft one for every day of the year. They span a wide range of themes, addressing issues like the socioeconomic disparities in Sicily and the European south, gender, and typical modernist questions of identity, relativity, and the existential quandaries of modern life. They have engaged readers across contexts and given rise to numerous creative responses, including multiple filmed adaptations, such as the Taviani brothers’ award-winning masterpiece, Kaos. Thus, while the author’s death cut his project short of its initial goal, his corpus of stories has nevertheless been a source of fascination and inspiration ever since. Today, the time is ripe for a long-overdue project to establish a complete translation and scholarly edition of Pirandello’s Stories for a Year, bringing them to an English-language audience as Pirandello intended them to be available to his own readers.

Stories for a Year is a collaborative work in progress. The website already features an introduction and a dozen or so short stories, and our database will continue to grow week by week. To this end, the Editors of Stories for a Year, Lisa Sarti and Michael Subialka, seek proposals from translators for new renditions of Pirandello’s stories in English. We seek expressions of interest from any qualified translator with a desire to contribute to this growing online collection of Pirandello’s work. All translations will be assessed in a process of editorial review, but we request prospective translators contact us in advance. We are aiming to avoid duplicate translations of stories in an effort to more efficiently cover the whole span of Pirandello’s vast short story corpus, and we will work with translators to help identify stories in need of translation and to ensure multiple translators do not work on the same stories.

Translation proposals accepted on a rolling basis. Email the editors at:

Assistant Professor of Italian Studies Smith College – Northampton, MA

Date 10.12.2021

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: 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

Submit application at 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.

Assistant Teaching Professor of French and Italian at University of Washington – Seattle, WA

Date 10.06.2021

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.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following via Interfolio:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter (1-2 pages)
  3. Three recent confidential letters of recommendation. At least one letter must address experience and effectiveness teaching Italian
  4. A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Recent teaching evaluations
  6. 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: )
  7. 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:

Please visit our webpage and direct any inquiries to

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 ( 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 (

Tenure-Track Assistant Italian Professor at University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK

Date 09.20.2021

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

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.

Part-Time Italian Lecturer at Tufts University – Medford, MA

Date 09.16.2021

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. 

Full-Time Italian Teacher Position at South Bronx Charter High School – S. Bronx, NY

Date 09.15.2021

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

Date 09.10.2021

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 Please contact the Department of French & Italian at 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.


Dante Studies Professor at University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN

Date 08.30.2021

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 ( In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of Dante studies at Notre Dame (

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:


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).

Background Check

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

Visiting Assistant Italian Professor at William & Mary – Williamsburg, VA

Date 08.27.2021

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: