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Full-Time Italian Assistant Professor at Chapman University – Orange, CA

April 4, 2022

April 4, 2022 – Chapman University invites applications for a full-time, instructional assistant professor of Italian Studies within the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, effective August 2022.


Requirements include a Ph.D. in Italian; native or near-native fluency in Italian; demonstrated excellence in teaching Italian at the college level; effective application of current technologies in the classroom; demonstrated engagement with innovations in the field through attendance to pedagogical workshops and conferences, willingness to assist in program coordination, event programming, and student advising. The ability to teach and develop lower and upper-division courses in the curriculum is required, The ability to teach in a secondary language, such as Spanish, is also desirable. The area of specialization is open.


The successful applicant will teach lower-level Italian language courses, and upper-division courses within their area of expertise, in a thriving and dynamic program dedicated to teaching the Italian language and culture through technology, innovative methods, and community building. Expectations include assisting the program’s head with program coordination, staying up-to-date with advancements in the field, advising the program’s student club and honors society. Salary and benefits are competitive.


Applicants should submit the documents listed below through

  • a cover letter of interest
    • faculty application (see below)
    • up-to-date CV
    • sample teaching evaluations from most recent appointments (within the last three years), please include an explanation/summary of scores received
    • three letters of recommendation
    • optional but encouraged: a teaching dossier including sample syllabi, sample students’ work, any relevant achievement in college program building.For more information, contact Mary DeVlugt, Department of World Languages and Cultures Administrative Assistant, at Please use “Italian Studies Position” as the email subject line.
    Completed applications will be reviewed immediately and considered until the position is filled.Salary and benefits are competitive. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #122nd among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at

Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Environmental Justice” in Fall 2021:

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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