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Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Humanities, with background in French, German or Italian Studies[]

Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Environmental Humanities, with a background in German, Italian, or French Studies, beginning in August 2019. We especially encourage applicants with research and teaching interests in comparative European approaches to Environmental Humanities, including such areas as comparative eco-criticism; critical plant/animal studies; the Anthropocene; the nonhuman in the humanities; and energy humanities. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative teacher-scholar committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and student-faculty research. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in helping to forge links between SILC and the School of Sustainability, and in collaborating with scholars from other disciplines whose research lies within the overarching areas of the Environmental Humanities. Arizona State University is the nation’s leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in German, Italian, or French, or related comparative field at the time of hire
Native or near-native proficiency in German, Italian, or French, and English
Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching
Research focus in the Environmental Humanities

Desired Qualifications:

Experience teaching college-level courses in language, literature, and cultural studies
Evidence of ability to teach in the target language and in English
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching college-level online courses
A record of published research in the interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Humanities
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or collaborating with diverse communities beyond the university

Position duties include:

Maintaining an active research agenda in the interdisciplinary fields of the Environmental Humanities
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative European approaches to Environmental Humanities in English and the target language
Mentoring graduate students and honors students
Participating in service to the university and profession as appropriate to rank

To apply, submit electronically to the following materials: 1. A current curriculum vitae 2. A letter addressed to Dr. Daniel Gilfillan, Search Committee Chair, outlining research agenda, potential intellectual contributions to SILC, and how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above 3. Two recent sets of student evaluations 4. The names, positions, and contact information (including email addresses and telephone numbers) of three references, who may be contacted by academicjobsonline at a later stage in the search

The initial application deadline is December 4, 2018; if not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.



  • Skype interviews
  • Rejection email (30/12)
  • Campus visit stage
  • Offer made and accepted.

California State University Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Italian[]

Title: Italian. Rank: Assistant Professor. Status: Tenure Track. Start: Fall 2019 (August 2019)

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Italian language courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will also be expected to create and coordinate an interdisciplinary minor in Italian Studies that emphasizes Italian language, literature and culture as its core, and builds on the impact of Italy in art, engineering, fashion merchandising, graphic and interior design, history, political science, viticulture, among others. The upper-division courses will be taught in English. Should the successful candidate grow the program sufficiently large, there will be an opportunity to offer upper-division Italian literature courses in Italian in the future. The course load for the first two years is a 3-3 course load or 18 weighted teaching units. Beginning in the third year, the normal course load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and enhance appropriate curricular offerings, supervise and assist students, and maintain a productive research agenda, including peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and other professional activities. Other faculty responsibilities include: serving on department, college, and university committees, engaging in community service and outreach, advising students, and interacting with faculty and students in related fields. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the program, department, and college. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent): 1. Must have an earned doctorate in Italian or Italian Studies, or another closely related discipline. 2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 16, 2019.

Required Experience: 1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. 2. Native or near-native ability in Italian. 3. Evidence of success in teaching excellence at the collegiate level.

Preferred Experience: 1.Evidence of publications on Italian literature and/or culture.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin on 11/26/2018. If it chooses, the committee may review applications submitted after this date. This position automatically closes May 1, 2019. Apply online at:

Attach the following: (1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) list of three professional references; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching philosophy, quantitative ratings of instruction, peer evaluations); (5) statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items: (1) three current letters of recommendation. (2) official transcripts.

Search Chair: Sergio La Porta, Email:

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the College and Department: The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers bachelor’s degrees in French and Spanish, and a master’s degree in Spanish. In addition, the Department offers credential programs in French and Spanish and also several minors: Ancient Greek, Classics, French, German, Latin, Spanish, and Humanities. The Department is currently developing a minor in Portuguese Studies and looks forward to the development of a minor in Italian. The goal of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures is to encourage multiculturalism and multilingualism in the Central Valley. We reach a wider population of University students through our General Education course offerings in both languages and the humanities. Taken as a whole, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures is a collegial, dynamic and academically rich environment that makes substantial contributions to the University and California’s Central Valley.

Other Campus Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.


  • Skype interviews 
  • Campus visit stage

New York University (NY) - TT Position - Italian Studies[]

Open Date: Aug 23, 2018

Deadline: Nov 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Italian Studies of New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Italian studies, with specialization within the period 1600-1900, to begin September 1, 2019, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The successful candidate must be in possession of a relevant doctoral degree and will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applications are welcomed from candidates in all sub-fields and disciplines. Diversity is an important part of NYU's mission. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, three references, writing sample, and a required diversity statement via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of Italian Studies website:

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.

UPDATES: any news?

  • Skype interview scheduled (1/4)

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Italian[]

Stanford University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Italian with a starting date of September 1, 2019. As part Stanford’s Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages – an innovative consortium of departments that collaborate on curricular and research initiatives – the Department of French and Italian at Stanford fosters comparative and interdisciplinary work. Candidates will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, with preference given to those who have broad competency in the history of Italian literature and culture and can teach different time periods, from medieval to modern. Native or near native fluency in Italian and English is required; fluency in one or more additional languages is preferred. Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by the appointment start date (September 1, 2019) and must demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarly publication as well as excellence in teaching.

Applicants should send hard copies of their cover letters and CVs to Professor Robert Harrison, address: Department of French and Italian, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-2010. All application materials should also be submitted online via In addition to a cover letter and CV, online submissions should include statements of research and teaching interests (no more than 3 pages total), teaching evaluations (if available), a writing sample (no longer than 25 pages), along with three confidential letters of reference to: Stanford DLCL Italian Search Committee. All materials must be received by November 1, 2018. Inquiries (only) should be directed to Christine Onorato at 650-725-9225 (, or Allen Sciutto; phone (650) 724-1240; email:; street address, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford 94305-2005.

UPDATES: email sent to all candidates outlining the search timeline/process (11/7/18)

  • Skype interviews (first round)
  • Specialization?
  • Skype interviews (second round)
  • Campus visit stage

University of California, Davis (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in Medieval and/or Early Modern Italian Studies[]

The Department of French & Italian seeks a scholar of superior accomplishment and/or promise to fill a tenure-track, entry-level Assistant Professorposition in medieval and/or early modern Italian Studies, beginning July 1, 2019. We are seeking a literature specialist with broad interdisciplinary interests, a solid foundation in Italian language and culture, and a proven record of teaching excellence.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, native or near-native proficiency in Italian, and a strong commitment to research, teaching, and service.  Specifically, they must be able to demonstrate expertise in foreign language pedagogy, commitment to a student-centered classroom, and interest in designing and implementing large-enrollment, interdisciplinary lecture courses for non-Italian students.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, a statement of contributions to diversity, an authorization to release information, and four letters of recommendation through the online application form: by November 19, 2018.  The position is open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.



  • Request for writing sample (12/03).
  • Medieval or Early Modern?
  • Any further developments here? thanks
  • Any news here? Have they invited candidates for interviews?
    • No news after the December request for a writing sample (01/05) [x2].
  • Skype interview scheduled
    • Specialization?

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (2 Positions, incl. Italian)[]

The Departments of French, Germanic, and Italian and the Scandinavian Section in the UCLA Division of Humanities are seeking to hire two (2) new faculty at the Assistant Professor level as part of an initiative to establish a new Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS). The ideal candidates will have expertise in transnational European contexts in any time period from the Middle Ages to today, have fluency in at least one of the above language traditions, while also being able to contribute in meaningful ways to a core curriculum. We are especially interested in applicants who work in literary studies, visual culture, film and media studies, digital / environmental / medical / urban humanities, and on critical thought and issues related to translation, diaspora and race, ethnic and religious minorities, migratory movements, and gender/sexuality. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2019).

To apply, please submit a cover letter (addressed to Professor & Chair Dominic Thomas), CV, three letters from external referees, two representative pieces of writing, and a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The deadline for all application materials is November 1, 2018 in order to ensure full consideration by the committee.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Apply at:


  • Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2018-2019 and German Studies 2018-2019
  • This is a terribly disfunctional department that has shrunken dramatically in the last year. Former chair was put on leave for assaulting a graduate student. Godspeed to whoever gets the position. 
    • Which department are you talking about? ELTS will comprise French, Italian, German and Scandinavian. - It only became an umbrella department this year. Mismanagement and toxicity forced the collapse, after years of failing to improve undergraduate outreach. New chair tends to thwart Italian Studies' success as well. 

- Is it possible that nobody (not even in French or German) has heard a word about this? Are they actually so behind?? It seens that a candidate from French Studies has a campus invitation. Anybody from Italian? 

- Is this search still open or what? No news as of today (2/12); on the French side, it seems they scheduled a campus. What's going on?

- Offers made. Search closed.

University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Italian Literature and Culture[]

The Department of Literature [1] at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Italian Literature and Culture. The study of literature at UCSC is organized as an interdisciplinary field coordinated through a single Department of Literature, rather than through separate departments of English, modern languages, and Classics. This structure fosters innovative and comparative approaches to literature among faculty and students. Courses in the major encompass traditional literary history and interpretation, cross-cultural inquiry and current theoretical debates, and new media. We seek a scholar specializing in Global Middle Ages and Dante, with interdisciplinary and/or comparative interests, who will contribute to existing departmental and divisional/campus strengths in any of the following areas: Mediterranean Studies; digital humanities; science and humanities; environmental humanities; empire, race, and colonial/postcolonial studies; film studies; gender and sexuality studies; Jewish Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to have expertise in at least one language literature outside Italian, and research/teaching areas that expand outward from Europe into the Arabo-Islamic Mediterranean, Asia, and/or Africa. The candidates must have university-level teaching experience and evidence of a developed research trajectory, as demonstrated in publications and professional activity. The appointee will be expected to teach large undergraduate lecture courses in English and smaller courses in both Italian (immersion style) and English; to contribute to a small but vibrant interdisciplinary Italian Studies Program; and to join an innovative graduate program in a large department of Literature.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

ACADEMIC TITLE: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month basis)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand, or equivalent foreign degree in Italian literature or related field of study at time of application; record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book in preparation; and experience teaching in both Italian and English at the university level.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

APPLY AT Please refer to Position # JPF00617-19 in all correspondence.

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by October 15, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


- any updates here?

-invitations for MLA interview received 

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Italian Studies[]

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Italian Studies to begin September 2019. This is a university year appointment and will be at the level of an Assistant Professor. Successful candidates could focus on any historical period; field of specialization is open. We seek a scholar with interdisciplinary interests, exceptional promise, and a strong commitment to research, teaching and service. We especially welcome candidates whose work engages our department's strengths in comparative thinking. Given the current configuration of our faculty in Italian Studies, we would especially welcome applicants in the following areas: Ecocriticism, Migration Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Transnational Studies, Cinema Studies, and Women's Studies.

Application materials will be accepted through Interfolio ( Materials to be submitted include cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, statement of current and future research plans, a writing sample, teaching evaluations and other evidence of teaching excellence, and three recent letters of reference. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2018.

UPDATES: Any news here?

A shortlist has been made and rejection emails are going out (as of 12/3).

Anyone hear anything yet about campus visit invitations?

Heard they sent out campus visit invitations 

Any news here? Anybody heard whether they made an offer? - Offer made.

Vassar College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Italian[]

The Department of Italian at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in Fall 2019.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking a candidate in an open-specialization field of Italian Studies with preference for the following areas of expertise: Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture, language pedagogy, Mediterranean studies, migration studies, translation studies, women and gender studies. Candidates with strong interdisciplinary interests and expertise in at least two of these fields will be given preference.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2019. Native or near-native fluency in Italian and English required. Demonstrable excellence in undergraduate teaching and evidence or clear promise of scholarship are essential. The successful candidate will show a firm commitment to participating fully in a highly collegial department and teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Teaching load in the first year is four courses. In ensuing years, it will be five courses or four plus an “intensive”. Experience and/or demonstrable interest in study abroad are highly desirable.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

Vassar faculty are committed teachers and scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. Apart from teaching a broad selection of courses, they serve as student advisers and as members of college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

To apply, please visit the posting for this position.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (max. 20 pages), a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements, and two sets of student evaluations. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype on December 13-21, 2018.



- Are they still deciding? 

- Skype interview scheduled (12/10) - Specialization? 

- Any news here?

--I heard there were on campus invitations out for visits in February. 

Offer made. 


SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY - FULL-TIME NON-TENURE TRACK LECTURER. The Department of World Languages and Literatures in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer with an ability to teach beginning and intermediate French and Italian beginning in fall semester 2019. One year contract, renewable. M.A. or equivalent in French and/or Italian required; Ph.D. preferred. Normal teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester. We seek dynamic candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of language and culture courses at the college level and with training in second language acquisition and pedagogy. Native or near-native proficiency in French, Italian, and English as well as experience teaching French and/or Italian at the university level are required.  Strong preference for candidates who can teach upper-level courses in either or both languages. Ability to develop and teach content courses in English, on topics like French and/or Italian cinema, literature, or culture, a plus. SMU is global research university located in the heart of Dallas, one of the country’s most vibrant and dynamic metropolitan areas.  The Department of World Languages and Literatures is a dynamic department housing ten languages and fourteen different degree programs, and it serves all of SMUs 6000 undergraduates through the university-wide language requirement.  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by April 30, 2019, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision by email after the position is filled. To apply, candidates should send a cover letter, CV, two letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a photocopy of transcripts to

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE - One-year Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor Position.

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in the Department of Italian beginning Fall 2019.  The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications.  Applicants must possess or be close to completing a doctorate in Italian Studies or Comparative Literature, preferably with a specialization in the 18th to the 21st centuries.  Teaching load is 3/2 and includes first- and second-year Italian language and the possibility of one upper-level course. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of the academic program.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching and ability to create inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body is required. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, teaching statement, and teaching evaluation forms via  Interfolio  Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by their recommenders. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2019.  Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.  We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at 717-358-3995.

CIMA (Center for Italian Modern art) - Fellowships (2019-20)[]

CIMA 2019–20 Fellowships

Each year the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) awards multiple CIMA Fellowships to support research and study of Italian modern and contemporary art for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. Citizens of all nationalities are eligible. CIMA offers a unique experience to its fellows: the annual exhibition serves as a hub for scholars from diverse academic backgrounds to share research derived from the artworks on view with each other and the public. The exhibition for CIMA’s next season (October 2019–June 2020) focuses on the series of nudes created by Marino Marini between 1936 and 1945.

For all the information please visit: 

The deadline for the Fellowship application is Sunday, January 27, 2019.  

The application should be emailed to by the end of the day Sunday, January 27, 2019. The email should be titled with the fellowship the applicant is seeking and their first and last name. Please submit the following information in a single PDF document in 12pt Times font. Please do not send multiple attachments.

Cover letter with applicant information and project summary

Preferred Period you would like to take up the CIMA Fellowship

Brief statement describing your background, relevant experience, and particular interests (250 word limit)

Brief summary description of proposed study, also relating your project to CIMA’s study theme (350 word limit)

Project Statement (1,500 word limit)

A curriculum vitae (maximum of three pages)

Please provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references. Please instruct your references to submit their letters directly to CIMA by Sunday January 27, 2019. CIMA prefers letters as single page PDFs sent to with the applicant’s first name and last name in the email subject line.

Colorado College, 2-Block Visitor[]

The Department of French and Italian at The Colorado College seeks a 2-block Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian from October 21 to December 18, 2019 (blocks 3 and 4). The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven experience and engagement in teaching Italian language at all levels, with consistent references to current authentic material and culture (literature, music, cinema, news, etc). Preference given to candidates who can teach language and culture creatively, inclusively, and with innovative approaches. The candidate will work in coordination with existing faculty in the Italian program, and under the supervision of The Chair of the Department of French and Italian.

Colorado College is a distinguished liberal arts college with a history of innovative and interdisciplinary teaching, and experiential learning. Evidence of superior teaching commitment to undergraduate education and expertise in the use of technology in the classroom required. Interest in organizing educational field trips appreciated.

Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum; candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify themselves and their relevant experience. Equal opportunity employer: The Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. For more information about Colorado College, please see

Please note: this is a high-paying job and a potentially renewable position. If you have questions, contact

To be considered: Please email letter of application, sample syllabus for Beginner Italian 1 (adapted for the block plan; for information about the block plan, please see:, curriculum vitae, one letter of recommendation, a 1-page teaching philosophy statement, and a complete set of students’ evaluation for one course to by April 30th, 2019.

Gonzaga University (WA) - Adjunct Professor, Italian[]

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Gonzaga University is seeking an instructor to teach elementary Italian using a communicative approach. The successful candidate will have the enthusiasm, classroom presence and skills to engage students in their language learning. S/he will be fully responsible for lesson planning, implementation of lessons, assessment in conformity with the Italian program learning outcomes, and submission of grades. S/he will also need to be available to students for office hours for one hour per week. Application link


Sewanee: University of the South (TN) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian (begin Jan. 2019)[]

The Department of Spanish and Italian at The University of the South invites applications for a 3-semester Visiting Assistant Professor position, with possibility of extension, to begin January of 2019. Area of specialization is open. Priority will be given to applications demonstrating particular strength in film and visual culture.

The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester. The selected candidate will be expected to teach courses in beginning and intermediate language and upper-level courses in their specialty. We prefer that candidates have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, but will consider ABDs.

Successful candidates must possess native or near-native fluency in Italian and English and demonstrate evidence of effective classroom teaching as well as a commitment to scholarly research and publication.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of all graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and at least three letters of recommendation to the application portal at We will begin accepting applications immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Inside Higher Ed (posted 9/24/18)


- position offered and accepted

University of Alabama (AL) - Instructor of Italian (updated)[]

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time, renewable position in Italian beginning August 16, 2019. Ability to teach Italian language and culture to undergraduates on all levels required. An average of 12 credit hours taught per semester. Service expected. Minimum of MA or equivalent required. Applicants must demonstrate native-like fluency in Italian as well as an excellent functional command of English. Candidate must have evidence of successful Italian teaching at the university level.

Interested candidates should complete the online application at [] Please attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Submit three letters of recommendation commenting on teaching ability to Italian Search Committee, Department of Modern Languages and Classics – Box 870246, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0246. For more information, contact either Douglas Lightfoot, or Claudia Romanelli,

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

University of California Riverside (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian and Comparative Literature (begin Jan. 2019)[]

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Italian, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Italian and Comparative Literature at an American university.

Starting Date: Winter Quarter begins January 2, 2019; Winter Quarter ends March 22, 2019

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Duties: Duties will consist in the instruction of 2 courses in Winter 2019: Italian 139, “The Divine Comedy” and Comparative Literature 2, “Reading World Literature”; mentorship of graduate students in Italian and Comparative Literature; and continued research activity

Application Procedure: Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature:

Review of applications will begin October 7, 2018 and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 7, 2018.


University of Delaware (DE) - Assistant Professor of Italian, Continuing Track[]

Job posted September 20, 2018

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Italian, Continuing Track.

The successful applicant will have experience and a proven record of excellence in teaching Italian language, literature, and culture courses at the undergraduate level. PhD in hand and at least two years of full-time university level teaching experience at the time of application are required.  Continuing Track faculty at the University of Delaware have teaching-focused appointments; however, while research is not formally part of the job, interdisciplinary scholarly interests that complement the classroom experience are highly valued.

Candidates should possess native or near-native fluency in Italian.  They should also be strongly committed to high-quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and have the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds. They should show interest in active and collaborative learning as well as enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment with proven ability to engage with programs and departments across the university. Innovative pedagogical use of technology is strongly desired. Experience in course coordination, program development, and a background in pedagogy are a plus. A willingness to lead study abroad programs is also highly desirable.

Using the Interfolio® online system at UD,   Applicants should upload: 1. Cover letter, 2. Curriculum vitae, including documentation of teaching experience, 3. Statement of teaching philosophy, 4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student course evaluations, peer classroom observation reports, teaching prizes, etc), and 5. The names of 3 references Additional application materials may be requested by the committee. The deadline for candidates to submit their applications is October 26, 2018 in order to ensure full consideration. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Riccarda Saggese (

The Italian program at the University of Delaware offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, with courses ranging from language and literature to culture and civilization, history, politics, and current events taught in Italian as well as in English. Our student-run Italian club is active and dynamic, sponsoring activities throughout the semester that include film screenings, fund-raising events, and academic enrichment.

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. The University of Delaware is the largest university in Delaware, having approximately 18,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. UD currently offers more than 135 undergraduate degrees. At the graduate level, it offers 67 doctoral, 142 master’s degree programs, 14 dual degrees, 15 interdisciplinary programs, 12 on-line programs, and 28 certificate programs across its seven colleges and more than 82 research centers and institutes. The main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown.


Has anyone heard anything? (11/3/2018)

Skype interviews - 12/06/2018

University of Pittsburgh (PA) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian[]

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh ( invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor working at the intersection of Italian Studies and one (or more) of our department’s four curricular and research networks: studies of media and of materiality; ecocriticism; transnational studies; and gender & sexuality studies. The teaching load is four courses per year: tentatively two seminars at the MA level and two courses at the undergraduate level. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2019 and is outside the tenure-track, with a one-year contract.

Applicants may work on any time period, across periods, or in multiple periods, and they may work in national, transnational, or global contexts. Note that we understand “media” in a broad sense, including all pre-20thcentury forms of media. 

Applicants must have an active research profile, demonstrated interest and proven proficiency in teaching, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and PhD in hand at the time of appointment. 

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of students and scholars housing an Italian undergraduate major with two tracks (Italian Language & Literature and Italian Studies); and Italian minor; and a Master’s Degree in Italian. The Department's dual focus on Italian and French offers exciting opportunities for innovative and collaborative research and teaching across and beyond its programs as well as for engagement with the many interdisciplinary programs and centers that inform our work, such as Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Cultural Studies; Film and Media Studies; Critical European Culture Studies; the European Studies Center; the Global Studies Center; as well as a robust Humanities Center.

Send complete dossier, including: current curriculum vitae; a letter of application containing a detailed description of research interests and ways that your work would contribute to our networks; three letters of recommendation; an article-length writing sample; graduate transcripts; a teaching dossier containing a short statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, a representative sample of teaching evaluations, and examples of course assignments. A diversity statement is also required (upload as “Brief Personal Statement” in the system). No personal statement is needed. Instead, please upload a statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, service and/or community engagement. Applicants should share how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Application deadline: March 6, 2019; finalists will be contacted for Skype interviews soon thereafter.

Application link:

Please upload your materials via the link above and direct position questions to the Department Chair, Department of French and Italian at

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Any news here? 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN) - Full-Time Lecturer of Italian (begin Jan. 2019)[]

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer position in Italian to begin January 7, 2019. Ability to teach other languages taught by the department preferred. The position comes with full benefits.

Qualifications: M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in Italian language, literature, linguistics or related fields, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, plus demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching load of 4-4, with teaching responsibilities to include a range of language courses. Review of application will begin October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application addressed to Dr. Annachiara Mariani, along with a C.V., a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference at


Villanova University (PA) - Continuing Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Italian[]

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Villanova University invites applications for the position of continuing non-tenure track with the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to teach Italian undergraduate courses. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

The Italian Studies Program is seeking a candidate who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, the ability to coordinate the elementary and intermediate course sequences, and an interest in developing the language program. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the most current language and culture pedagogies, applied technologies, visual literacies, or theater and performance.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand, or have defended their dissertation by August 1st, 2019. Native or near-native fluency in Italian and English are required. In addition to teaching, the candidate’s responsibilities will include departmental service, organizing extracurricular activities, student mentoring, and collaboration in the oversight of study abroad programs.

Review of applications will start October 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials online at cover letter, contribution to mission statement, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, two complete sets of student evaluations, sample syllabi, and contact information for 3 references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Carmen Peraita, Chair, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster, Villanova, PA 19085.

Preliminary interviews will take place by Skype.


Any news? (11/3/2018)

I heard from someone who works at Villanova that they have done interviews (11/17/2018) They did Skype interviews about two weeks ago. has anyone heard anything? An on-campus interviews? (11/17/2018)

University of Pennsylvania, Romance Languages Full-time Lecturer in Italian

Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

Position Description

The Department of Romance Languages invites applications for at least one full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track) as a Lecturer to teach all levels of Italian language and culture in an undergraduate program committed to dynamic language instruction. Possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. Teaching load is 6 courses per year of elementary through advanced language and culture courses. Native or near-native linguistic ability in Italian, teaching experience at the university level, and excellent teaching credentials are required. MA required, Ph.D. preferred.

Candidates should apply online at Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. We also encourage applicants to upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as a teaching portfolio including, if available: 1) teaching evaluations, 2) sample syllabi, assignments and assessments, etc., and 3) statement of professional development. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This appointment will start July 2019.

The Department of Romance Languages is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position Posting Date 11/15/2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

University of Oklahoma (OK) - Instructor/Lecturer Positions in Italian (eligible for reappointment)[]

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time position in Italian, starting in January 2019 and continuing for the 2019-20 academic year, with the possibility of reappointment contingent upon performance, enrollments, and funding. Start date is January 1, 2019 through May 15, 2019, and from August 16, 2019 through May 15, 2020. Duties include teaching three or four Italian language courses per semester (22-26 credit hours per year) and service to the program as needed (e.g., organizing and attending Italian club events). 

Instructors will attend all meetings and workshops related to Italian and complete tasks (such as participation in preparing course materials and holding office hours) for the Italian section or Department. Familiarity with technology and social media expected. The position, which comes with full benefits, pays $40,000 per academic year for candidates with a Ph.D. ($35,000 for candidates with an M.A.). See cost of living calculator to determine salary value in Norman, Oklahoma vis-à-vis other US cities:  

Requirements: Ph.D. (M.A. may be considered) in Italian literature, language, linguistics, or a related field that provides expertise in language teaching and learning; experience teaching Italian language to English-speaking students at the college level; native or near-native fluency in Italian; and excellent command of English. 

Instructions to apply (priority deadline November 20, 2018; applications will be considered until the position is filled)

Please send application in a single email to Dr. Roberto Pesce at, with the exception of two letters of recommendation, which must be sent under separate cover.

  • Please use “Italian Instructor Application” in subject line of email; recommenders may use “Italian Instructor Letter” as subject line of email
  • Include in a single PDF
    • A cover letter detailing how the candidate meets the minimum requirements above
    • Curriculum vitae 
    • Evidence of teaching excellence, including complete sets of teaching evaluations from the past two years from three different classes
  • Two letters of recommendation emailed directly to Dr. Pesce under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field familiar with the candidate’s teaching/work

Review of complete applications will begin November 20 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hiring is contingent upon a background check, funding, and proper immigration status for International Instructors. The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations 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 ( Norman, Oklahoma, the home of our flagship university, has been ranked as one of the best small cities in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics. For information about the department, please visit  

Wesleyan University--Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian (2019-20)[]

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to teach five courses: Elementary Italian, taught in a team setting; more advanced Italian Studies courses through the medium of Italian, including at least one course in the candidate’s research field; and possibly advise an undergraduate honors thesis. Though the field of specialization is open, the successful candidate will have the sort of preparation that will allow her/him to offer appropriately broad courses for undergraduate majors and other advanced students of Italian. We seek someone with understanding of liberal arts colleges and the place of Italian within this setting, and with a proven record of success teaching undergraduates in a North American university setting, at all levels, and from diverse backgrounds.  Requirements: PhD in Italian Studies (preferred) or ABD, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English.

For full consideration, please apply, by March 24, 2019, through Wesleyan’s portal:

You will be asked to submit a cover letter; three letters of reference including, preferably, one that attests to language teaching abilities; curriculum vitae; a teaching statement; a research statement; and a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Finalists invited for Skype interviews will be asked to supply a writing sample.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: D. Colucci, Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771,






Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a part-time lecturer position in Italian to teach 2 language courses (Beginning to Intermediate) in Spring 2019.  Classes in Italian are fairly small (10 to 20) and our students are highly motivated. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.  Candidates must have near-native fluency in Italian and experience in teaching language at all levels. 

Review of applications will begin November 6, 2018.  Applicants should send a cover letter, c.v., and two letters of reference to:

Professor Sabrina Ovan

Chair, Italian Department

Scripps College

1030 Columbia Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.  In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and toprovide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups. 

Italian/Comparative Literature Post: University of St Andrews[]

The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Italian and Comparative Literature on a fixed-term basis from 15 January 2019 - 14 January 2022 to provide cover for an internal secondment. Applicants will be expected to hold a PhD, and should possess native or near-native language skills in Italian and English. Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist interest in 20th and 21st century Italian literature, history or culture, with a significant comparative literature component.

Further detailed information about the School of Modern Languages can be found at

Informal enquiries can be directed to: 
Professor Derek Duncan (Head of Italian) or Dr Saeed Talajooy (Comparative Literature)

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

The School of Modern Languages is committed to equality and diversity in its recruitment and employment policies. The School operates a policy of family-friendly hours for core meetings and is happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for staff. The School also offers to cover reasonable child-care costs for applicants invited to interview.

Closing Date: 26 November 2018

Please quote ref: AC2184HM        

Further Particulars: AC2184HM FPs.doc

School of Modern Languages
Salary: £40,792 - £50,132 per annum
Start Date: 15 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed Term for 3 years

Rejection received (12/7)


Job Description:

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures seeks a part-time temporary instructor of Italian to teach introductory and/or intermediate-level courses.  Classes begin August 26, 2019.


M.A. and native or near-native fluency required.

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals should send a resume and the names, addresses, and phone members of three references to:

Dr. Lenuta Giukin, Dept. of Modern Languages, 254 Campus Center, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY  13126

Full Job Posting:

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019[]