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Bryn Mawr College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern Italian StudiesEdit

The Department of Italian and Italian Studies at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, beginning Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2018 in Modern Italian Studies. Applicants will be expected to enhance the interdisciplinary curriculum of the department and organize our major in Italian Studies around a global focus at the intersection with other fields such as: philosophy, intellectual history, architecture, music studies, environmental humanities/ethics/eco-criticism. The ideal candidate will also have a second specialization and strong expertise in foreign language pedagogy with the capacity to coordinate and teach our rigorous beginning language program on a regular basis as an important aspect of his/her contribution to the department. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and evidence of excellence in undergraduate Italian language instruction, which may include student evaluations and sample beginning-level syllabus with lesson plans and teaching materials, at the elementary level by November 15, 2017 to the Italian and Italian Studies Department Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at: We will request three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Italian and Italian Studies Department Search Committee in the second stage of the selection. Applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.



  • -3 letters of rec. requested (11/9) (x 2)
  • - 4 letters of rec. requested (11/27)
  • Request for skype interview (12/4)
  • Campus visit scheduled (12/18)
  • for what it’s worth, I was specifically told at the end of my Skype interview that they would contact finalists in January.
  • Is there an internal candidate for this position?

Colorado College - TT Asst. Professor - ItalianEdit

The Department of French and Italian at The Colorado College seeks an Assistant Professor in Italian beginning in Fall 2018. Generalist sought with preference for those candidates with program building experience. The ideal candidate will demonstrate interest and experience in teaching language at all levels and will be prepared to offer courses that will contribute to our Italian Studies major, our Romance Languages major in Italian and our Italian minors. Candidates should demonstrate an interest and experience in developing language and culture courses and programs for on-site instruction in Italy. Experience and interest in interdisciplinary program building, teaching, and outreach is imperative.

Deadline: 12/1/2017.


  • - they want undergraduate transcripts!
  • Request for MLA interview 12/20/2017 x2
  • MLA interviews cancelled because of storm. Skype interviews scheduled 1/11/2018
  • Is there an internal candidate for this position? --> Yes
  • Any news after the Skype interviews?

Durham University (UK) - Professor in Italian Studies (Grade 10)Edit

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us: Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours. Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role: Based in one of the UK’s largest and most successful Schools of Modern Languages, you will relish our collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Italian Studies at Durham is consistently ranked second in all major national league tables. All of our Italian Studies staff are actively engaged in research and publication. They benefit from strong international ties with the scholarly community and have received major research funding grants from a host of sources in Britain, Italy and the USA. You will make a pivotal contribution to our culture of outstanding teaching and personal development, across both the graduate and undergraduate communities. As a key member of one or more of our many vibrant research groups, you will benefit from extensive support as you pursue world-class research. This will include opportunities to attend national and international conferences. All of these advantages will deepen your ability to provide truly exceptional teaching which is based, orientated or led by research.

You’ll need:

A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Italian Studies or a related subject.
A track record of producing world-leading research, including a research plan which supports and enhances the activities of the department.
A proven ability to lead national or international research groups and networks, and to mentor early career researchers.
Experience of contributing significantly to the development of PhD programmes and the recruitment and excellent supervision of PhD students.
Ideas to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income and potential to make a far-reaching impact.
Experience of leading and delivering high-quality and distinctive teaching in fluent English and Italian across lectures and in smaller study groups, with HEA status.
Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

How to apply: We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals. We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website. Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. For further information and to apply please visit

Closing date : 22nd November 2017

MLA JIL 10/20/17


  • They request to upload 4 research papers and a research project
  • Any news here? Anybody receive any notification of being shortlisted?
  • As it turns out, this is not an international search. They intend to hire someone from the UK.

Harvard University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Italian Medieval Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Italian Medieval literature and culture. We seek candidates with strong interdisciplinary interests, scholarly depth, and a capacity for innovation. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, typically two courses per semester and including required and elective courses in Italian and Romance Studies. He or she will be expected to contribute to the building of new and innovative programs across the romance fields and university-wide. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018.

Candidates may specialize in any area of Italian medieval studies (including Dante or Boccaccio Studies, the literature of the duecento or trecento, manuscript studies, the religious lyric, early prose, and the Sicilian School), but are expected to have a broad overall command of Italian literary history. Cross-disciplinary interests and training in such fields as history, anthropology, music, cultural economics, media history, and the history of art and architecture, among others, are welcome.

Keywords: Assistant professor, faculty, tenure track, Medieval Italian Studies, Dante, Boccaccio, Italian, cultural history and theory, Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

Qualifications: Doctorate in Italian Studies or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Native or near-native Italian and fluency in English are required, as is demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. An in-depth knowledge of other romance languages and literatures is encouraged.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARieS portal. Complete applications are due by October 20, 2017: Cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching statement (approximately 500 words); Research statement (approximately 500 words); Names and contact information of 4 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated e-mail to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Four letters of recommendation are preferred, but the application can be considered complete when at least three letters have been received. All recommendation letters must be submitted by November 1, 2017. Sample of scholarship (10,000 word maximum).

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information: Professor Jeffrey Schnapp, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. Contact Email: Mike Holmes,

You can apply for this position online at



  • Any news? (11/18)
  • Request for Skype interview [posted ~ 11/18]
  • Did they say when they'd extend campus invitations? [posted 12/01]
  • Rejection email (12/14)
  • Anyone with 'positive' feedback after the skype, or only rejection? [12/19] 
  • No rejection email, but no positive feedback either. [12/18]
  • Good luck! Are the campus visits scheduled for February?

Northwestern University (IL) - Open Rank, Medieval Italian/Dante StudiesEdit

Northwestern University's Department of French and Italian invites applications for an open rank tenure-line position in Medieval Italian/Dante Studies to begin September 2018. All applicants must demonstrate evidence of outstanding research and teaching abilities. More senior candidates should also show strong leadership and mentoring capabilities. A complete dossier including a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation chapter) and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) should be submitted via by November 6, 2017. AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For questions please contact Elizabeth Murray at

MLA JIL 9/15/17


  • - Any news? (11/21)
  • - Invitation to MLA received (11/21)
  • Any news here?
  • - Campus visit extended (01/17)
  • Assistant or associate level?
  • at both levels

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - French and Italian StudiesEdit

The Department of European Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in French and Italian studies, to start in August 2018. Research specialization is open, though fields of particular interest include pre-20th century studies with a focus on history of ideas, science and technology, biopolitics, material and visual culture, or other relevant areas. We seek a dynamic colleague who can complement, strengthen, and expand the competencies of our department and contribute to fostering innovative collaborations with faculty in the College of Arts and Letters and other units on campus.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be able to teach across the undergraduate curriculum in French and Italian, as well as the graduate curriculum in French. The faculty member may also teach in the European Studies undergraduate program. The faculty member is expected to participate in department and university service and to contribute to curricular development.

Required Qualifications: Applicant must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field no later than December 31, 2017. Native or near-native fluency in French and Italian and excellent knowledge of English. A record of scholarly research with evidence of participation in professional growth activities consistent with experience in the field combined with a strong research program. Ability and willingness to teach courses in French at all levels of the curriculum (graduate and undergraduate). Ability and willingness to teach courses in Italian at all levels of the curriculum (undergraduate). Ability and willingness to engage actively in departmental and university service. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred qualification: Ability and willingness to teach pre-20th century topics in undergraduate courses in French and Italian and in graduate courses in French.

Desired Qualifications: Previous experience in the U.S. university system. Ability and willingness to direct a language program and to serve as undergraduate/graduate advisor. Ability to contribute to undergraduate and graduate program revision. Ability and willingness to develop innovative interdisciplinary courses. Ability and willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses in European Studies.

The ideal candidate should have a track record of teaching college-level courses in both French and Italian. The faculty member would be expected to contribute to graduate-level teaching in French in his or her area(s) of research interest. In addition, the new hire should expect to serve on master’s thesis or exam committees.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Rank and Salary: This is a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Appointment to the position requires that the candidate’s doctoral degree be earned by the appointment start date in August 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Review of application materials will begin October 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at


  • Preliminary Interview Stage [posted 13 Nov.]

Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Italian StudiesEdit

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures of Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applicants for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in Italian Studies with a specialization in contemporary Italian and Italian-American literatures and cultures. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. (in hand at time of application) in Italian Studies, specializing in Italian and Italian-American literatures and cultures from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries with expertise in postcolonial, migration and transnational studies, migrant literature and cinema; evidence of at least two years of excellence in teaching (as instructor of record), course design and program development in Italian language and Italian Studies at the upper and lower division university levels and for University Core (evidenced by syllabi, evaluations of teaching, etc.); demonstrate evidence of a rigorous and sustainable research agenda. Job responsibilities include teaching, research and service.

Application deadline: 9/1/17. Start date 9/1/18. For a more complete set of position requirements and responsibilities and to apply visit:



  • Interview requested (9/29 X2)

Syracuse University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Medieval-Renaissance Italian StudiesEdit

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics of Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Italian. Area of expertise: Medieval-Renaissance Italian Studies.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per year (or two courses per semester) in Italian literature, culture and language, and coordinate in rotation with other members of the department the Italian program.

We are seeking a scholar with Ph.D. in hand and a solid research and teaching agenda in Medieval and/or Renaissance Italian literature and culture and related fields such as Comparative Literature, History, or Cultural Studies. Native or near-native Fluency in Italian and English is required. Experience in teaching methodologies is a plus.

All applicants must complete a confidential faculty application, and submit a letter of application (cover letter) underlining applicant’s scholarship and prior teaching experience, and qualifications for the position; A statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence (i.e.: a sample of student evaluations); curriculum vitae, writing sample; and contact information for three professional references at Job Number 073506.

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

For a detailed position description and online application instructions, please go to and attach the required documents.



  • MLA interview scheduled [12/15]
  • any news here?
  • did anybody hear anything from them?
  • After the MLA interview, no.
  • What happened with this search?
  • Campus visit stage (early Feb)

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Medieval and/or Early Modern Studies (French and Italian)Edit

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Colorado, Boulder, seeks an Assistant Professor in the field of Medieval and/or Early Modern Studies. The ideal candidate will have a degree in PhD in French or Comparative Literature medieval and/or Renaissance studies, enabling her/him to pursue research and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels in both of the traditions covered by our unit, French and Italian. Faculty will also perform service for the department and university. We thus aim to take advantage of a key feature of literary culture from the later Middle Ages on: namely, the highly international and cross-disciplinary character of European literary production, artistic expression, and philosophical, theological, and political thought throughout the medieval and Renaissance periods. Candidates should have native/near-native fluency in French and Italian in order to contribute to the department’s French graduate and Italian undergraduate programs. We are also particularly interested in scholars engaged in innovative cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary research involving additional fields such as Mediterranean studies, visual studies, material studies, digital humanities, critical theory, etc., and who are enthusiastic about bringing such innovations into the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both French and English.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting Minimum Qualifications: PhD in French or Comparative Literature medieval and/or Renaissance studies or equivalent, or ABD with completion no later than August 15, 2018; native/near native fluency in French and Italian.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 20, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply at:


University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (NC) - TT Associate / Full Professor - Modern / Contemporary Italian StudiesEdit

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Romance Studies invites applicants for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Italian. Field of specialization is modern and contemporary Italian Studies, such as literature, cinema, and culture. Commitment to interdisciplinary and transnational approaches is expected. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load at the graduate and undergraduate levels, directs the Italian Studies graduate program, and has significant expectations for research, as well as service to the University, Department and professional organizations.

The successful candidate must have a Doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Italian or a related field, and native or near-native fluency in Italian. Outstanding scholarship with a superior record of scholarly research and publication commensurate to rank, an active and ongoing research agenda, and evidence of excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels are required. The successful candidate must have appropriate qualifications in the relevant field at the time of application. The appointment will begin with the fall term of 2018, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Applicants must apply online at , and submit a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample demonstrating his or her research. At the time of application, candidates will be required to submit the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references at level of Full Professor or higher (four are required). Letters by the identified recommenders must be on institutional letter head, and may be uploaded to the application (as Other Document) or may be sumbitted directly to the department (c/o Logan Brackett, Email inquiries to Logan Brackett, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Apply at


  • Deadline is November 2nd.
  • Request for Skype interview (11/10)
  • Campus visit scheduled
  • 3 finalists / campus visits completed
  • Offer extended? probably YES

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Open Rank Position - Italian Cinema and/or Modern Italian LiteratureEdit

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures invites applications for an open-rank tenured/tenure-track position in Italian Cinema and/or Modern Literature (20th and 21st centuries) to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. He or she will demonstrate aptitude for program leadership in the Italian Studies Program ( In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of film studies at Notre Dame and of the Christopher Wagstaff Film Collection ( We also welcome applications from candidates engaged in work in the Digital Humanities.

Notre Dame offers highly competitive salary and benefits, generous research support, and excellent opportunities for professional development. Please submit the following documents: 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 October 20, 2017 to this link:


  • Any news from here?
  • Skype interviews should be scheduled very soon (11/29)
  • Skype interview requested (11/30)
  • Invited for campus interview (12/18)
  • Good luck! Anyone know the rank of the finalists?
  • Mixed
  • Mixed in what way?

University of Rhode Island TT Asst. Professor SLA/Proficiency: Deadline 1: Nov 15, Deadline 2: Nov 30. Edit

Tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Language and Applied Linguistics with the ability to teach at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. The candidate should have a degree or concentration in the areas of SLA/Applied Linguistics/Language Pedagogy with a specialization in or record of academic publishing in foreign language proficiency.


University of Warwick (UK) - Professor of ItalianEdit

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick is seeking to appoint a Professor of Italian. The successful candidate will be an experienced academic with an outstanding research profile in any period or specialism within the field of Italian Studies. S/he will possess a PhD or equivalent in Italian Studies or a closely allied field, native or near-native Italian language skills, and a nationally and internationally recognised profile of excellence in research. S/he will have a proven record in grant capture and a clearly formulated research plan which is mindful of impact. Other essential criteria include evidence of leadership roles in administration or research, the ability to deliver and innovate in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as a track record of successful PhD supervision. The successful candidate will play a pro-active role in a collegial department and in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, and will demonstrate commitment to Italian Studies in a globally competitive field.

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick is one of the best in the UK, with an international reputation for the highest quality research as well as a leading record in quality undergraduate teaching and graduate and postdoctoral research. For further information about the School, please see our website here. Italian Studies at Warwick has a strong reputation both nationally and internationally and has a lively research culture, underpinned by a high number of doctoral students and research fellows and success over the years in attracting external funding (including from AHRC and ERC). For further information about the department, please see our website here. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Head of School, or to Dr Fabio Camilletti, head of Italian.

For further information on this post, please read the full alert at this link.

The closing date for applications is 24 November 2017.


  • - Rejection letter received (by mail, let's waste paper!)

Yonsei University (South Korea) - TT Asst. Professor - pre-1800 European LiteratureEdit

The Underwood International College of Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in pre-1800 European literature at the international campus in Songdo, Incheon, located in the greater Seoul metropolitan region. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any European national literary tradition and genre. The starting date is September 1, 2018. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. by August 1, 2017 and have at least one subsequent year of postdoctoral research/teaching experience. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 courses) per semester. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, fully-subsidized off-campus housing (up to 6 years), and a generous relocation and start-up package.

Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly competitive undergraduate program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university, and it combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body represents over 70 different countries. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens.

Due to university regulations concerning transparency in the hiring process, applicants must apply online at and mail copies of the documents listed below to the following address: Mr. Janghwan Sohn, Underwood International College, Yonsei University, # 301, Daewoo Annex Hall, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea T: +82-2-2123-3926

Required Documents:

1. 2x Online Application Form and 1x Religious Background (available for print online).

2. A USB containing the dissertation abstract and dissertation.

3. 2x List of publications.

  • These must follow the University’s designated form.
  • Major publications (up to three) should be written below “Main Achievements.” {Download link - List of publications}

4. A USB containing the list of publications and the summary of publications.

5. At least two recommendation letters (from two or more professors in the same program or field).

  • The college and department to which the applicant is applying must be clearly indicated with the full name of the applicant.
  • The letters must be sealed and signed on the sealed line or completely sealed.

6. Originals or copies of research work after March 2014.

  • Research work that is expected to be published is acceptable, if provided together with documentary evidence.

7. Diplomas (or Certificate of Graduation) and Transcripts from B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.

  • Copies are allowed, but original documents must be submitted upon request.

8. Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information. {Download link – Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information}

9. Letter of application, C.V., and sample syllabi.

Completed applications must be received by Monday, February 19, 2018. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed over Skype in early March. For additional information, please contact Prof. Kelly Walsh (; prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website at



Baylor University (TX) - Regular Lecturer in ItalianEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures seeks a dynamic colleague to fill this position beginning August 2018.

Qualifications: M.A., native or near-native proficiency in Italian and English, and proven excellence in undergraduate teaching. Extensive study and travel experience in an Italian-speaking country preferred. Responsibilities: Teach elementary, intermediate, and advanced Italian language courses. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in extracurricular activities for students and to participate in other service activities as assigned. Experience in leading study abroad programs and innovation in program development is highly desired. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 15, 2017. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically through via the link above.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Apply online:

MLA JIL 9/15/17


  • They extended the deadline to November 1, 2017.
  • interviewed on 10/26
  • Did they extend the invitation to the on-campus interview?
  • Any news here?
  • Have they hired the new Lecturer or it is still open? I haven't heard anything after my Skype interview, not even a short rejection email.
  • Job offered and accepted 

Bucknell University (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian StudiesEdit

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, beginning August 2018. Requirements include a PhD in Italian Studies (preferred) or ABD, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a strong interest in liberal arts education. The successful candidate is able to teach all levels of Italian language and culture as well as courses in English for majors and non-majors. The teaching load is six courses a year (three courses per semester). We are particularly interested in individuals with a strong experience in language instruction and a field of research in Italian literature or culture.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career center ( All materials must be received by February 20, 2018. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Bernhard Kuhn at

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Colby College (ME) - Continuing Full-Time Asst. Professor - Italian StudiesEdit

The Department of French and Italian is seeking an Assistant Professor in Italian Studies for a continuing full-time position, to begin September 1, 2018. PhD expected. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education possible to talented undergraduates. We are particularly interested in individuals with extensive experience and excellence in language instruction and teaching/research expertise in contemporary Italian culture, with a focus on eco-criticism and formal training (graduate certificate) in Digital Humanities. This is a non-tenured and non-tenurable full-time position, with a teaching load of five courses per year, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Candidates must have a native or near-native fluency in Italian and English and a strong commitment to teaching all levels of Italian language.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a representative sample of current scholarship via Interfolio at the following link,

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Adrianna Paliyenko, Chair of Italian Search Committee (

Chrnoicle (posted 12/21/17)


  • Internal candidate

Dickinson College (PA) - Resident Director (Part-Time) - Dickinson in Italy - Italian Studies Program (Bologna)Edit

Dickinson College is searching for a Resident Director of the new Italian Studies Program. The part-time (12 months/75%) Resident Director (RD) for the Dickinson in Bologna, Italy – Italian Studies Program will help launch a new Italian language and culture immersion program at Dickinson’s oldest study abroad site (50+ years). The RD will be bilingual in Italian and English and hold a Ph.D. or its doctoral equivalent in a field that is pertinent to study abroad such as cultural studies or second language acquisition. The RD will have experience with abroad programming, promoting cultural immersion, mentoring and advising students, and teaching Italian as a foreign language (either in the US or abroad). For more details about this position, see . For more than fifty years, Dickinson College has operated its own global study and research centers. The Bologna Program was first offered in 1965 and is Dickinson's oldest education abroad program focused on European Studies with many courses offered in English. Beginning in Fall 2018, students will be able to study in a new Dickinson Italian Studies program in Bologna. Students enrolled in the Italian Studies program will take courses taught in Italian and will be involved with language exchanges, sports teams, and civic engagement projects around the city that address pressing social issues such as immigration, sustainability, and human rights while using their Italian. The main benefit will be greater meaningful contact with Italian culture and the Italian language.


  • Has anyone been contacted here?
  • Pretty sure they interviewed at MLA and campus visits are coming up.

Harvard University (MA) - Lauro de Bosis Postdoctoral FellowshipEdit

The Committee for the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University seeks candidates who attained their Ph.D. (or equivalent) within the past five years (January 2013 or after), for a postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of Italian culture, history, or society, to be held during the academic year 2018-2019. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) before the date of application.

The fellowship may be awarded for one or two semesters, depending on the proposed research project; it carries a stipend of $30,000 for one semester or $60,000 for two semesters. The recipient of the fellowship will be expected to be in residence in Cambridge for the entire period of her or his appointment, and to use the resources of the University to pursue a project with a substantial Italian component. He or she will also receive reimbursements of up to $2,000 to help cover moving and transportation costs and up to $1,000 per semester towards research-related expenses. The De Bosis Fellow may be offered the opportunity to teach a course or organize a workshop at Harvard, and will be expected to make a seminar presentation of his or her work.

Applicants should submit an 800-word English-language description of their project and curriculum vitae by e-mail to Dalila Colucci at Two recommenders should send letters of recommendation separately. All applications should include a cover page including the following information: the candidate's name, current affiliation, mailing address, telephone, e-mail address, the title of the proposal, the month and year the Ph.D. (or equivalent) was obtained, the name of the institution that granted the degree, and the names and e-mail addresses of the recommenders. All queries regarding the fellowship should be sent via e-mail to the following address: Harvard University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by February 23, 2018.

MLA JIL 1/26/18


Indiana University (IN) - Visiting Assistant Professor - Italian Medievalist (1 yr.)Edit

Full-time, one-year position, renewable, beginning August 2018, 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, 2018. Candidates should have native or near-native command of Italian and English; a proven record in both research and teaching; and a commitment to undergraduate as well as graduate instruction, curricular development and the principles of a liberal arts education at all levels.

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2018. Submit letter of application, CV and three letters of support electronically via InterfolioByCommittee. You may also mail your application to Chair, Search Committee for Italian Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept of French and Italian, Indiana University, Global and International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-1105. Please contact if you have questions. Indiana University is an equal opportunity 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 or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status

Apply online:

MLA JIL 10/20/17


  • -Any news here?
  • Skype interview scheduled
  • On-campus interviews scheduled

Smith College (MA) - Lecturer in Italian Studies (1 year)Edit

The Department of Italian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a strong foundation in Medieval/Renaissance Italian Literature and be a native or near-native speaker of Italian. Ability to teach a senior Seminar on the Divine Comedy, a literature survey (1200-1500) and excellence in language teaching are required.  PhD or ABD in Italian or relevant field expected by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will join an energetic department committed to providing the best education to talented undergraduates and to creating a community through extracurricular cultural activities. Teaching load is 5 courses (two in the Fall semester and three in the Spring). Faculty from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Ability to contribute through teaching, scholarship and service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of Smith College is essential.

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. 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, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018.


University of Miami (FL) - Lecturer in ItalianEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami, is soliciting applications for an anticipated full-time Lecturer position in Italian, beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach elementary and intermediate Italian language courses and assist the director of the Directed Independent Language Study.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, meeting with students for three office hours per week per class, assisting the director of the Directed Independent Language Study, and attending faculty meetings as required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received on or before January 8, 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS Qualifications include a commitment to excellence in Italian language pedagogy and a minimum of one year of collegiate teaching experience. Requirements: An MA in Italian applied linguistics or foreign language education in hand by July 30, 2018 (Ph.D. preferred); native or near-native competence in Italian and a solid knowledge of English.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS The application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio:

Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Giannetti,

University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.


  • -is this a real search or there is an internal candidate?
  • Has anyone else received the request to complete the Applicant Information Survey? Any news after that?
  • Yes and no. 
  • Does anyone know what's going on here?

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Director of Italian Language ProgramEdit

This position will primarily be responsible for supervising elementary and intermediate Italian courses and teaching three courses in Italian per academic year. This position will require training and supervision of Teaching Assistants and the development of a practicum in language teaching for beginning instructors.

Employee Class: Academic Staff. Full Time Salary Rate: Negotiable. Term: This is a renewable appointment. Appointment percent: 100%

Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Application must be received by: JANUARY 12, 2018 extended until Jan. 31!



  • news??
  • Internal candidate

Villanova University (PA) - Continuing Non-Tenure Track Faculty - ItalianEdit

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 Professor to teach Italian undergraduate courses. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2018.

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. PhD and 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.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

The deadline for applications is March 13, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials online at cover letter, curriculum vitae, contribution to the mission statement, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, two complete sets of student evaluations, sample syllabi, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Carmen Peraita, Chair, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster, Villanova, PA 19085.

To apply, visit:


Wake Forest University (NC) - Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Teaching Professional in ItalianEdit

Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Teaching Professional in Italian, beginning July 2018. Full-time, two-year appointment with possibility of renewal on a teaching-centered career path. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year, including Italian language courses, and service to the department or university such as organizing co-curricular activities with students. Ability to teach and build a curriculum in Italian for business and availability to accompany students on our study abroad programs highly desired. M.A. minimum and native or near-native fluency in Italian; field open but special consideration given to those with focus on second language acquisition. Applicants must have a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching and experience with undergraduate Italian language courses. See also our job openings page at:

Please submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and sample course evaluations via Interfolio through the link by January 15, 2018. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

MLA JIL 11/3/17


Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Lecturer in ItalianEdit

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Italian. The appointment will begin in the fall semester of 2018, and run for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Classes begin in August. Master’s degree in Italian required; PhD in Italian preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching Italian language courses and Italian cinema. The successful candidate will teach elementary and intermediate courses in Italian as well as courses in cinema. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and supporting teaching materials, including course syllabi and teaching evaluations. We will accept applications until the position is filled, but will give priority to those received by January 1, 2018. Make telephone inquiries to 314 935-5180. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Proof of employment eligibility is required upon appointment.

MLA JIL 10/6/17

Apply online:


  • - Any news here?

Youngstown State University (OH) - Ives Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities (Italian)Edit

Department: Foreign Languages & Literatures

Employment Type: Full Time

Full-time Appointment Length: 9 Month

Major Work Characteristics/Summary of Position

Teach upper division courses in Italian language and literature and undergraduate and/or graduate courses examining the Italian American experience in the U.S. from an interdisciplinary perspective (in History, English, American Studies or the social sciences).
Pursue appropriate scholarship.
Deliver and/or organize at least one public lecture, panel discussion or presentation per semester on a topic related to Italian American Studies.

The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.

Minimum Qualifications

Appropriate terminal degree.
Minimum of two years university teaching experience including courses in Italian language and courses related to the Italian American experience.
An active research agenda which includes scholarly inquiry into topics related to the Italian American experience.

Desired Qualifications

Ability to contribute through teaching, scholarship and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the University community.

Posting Number: F00289

Open Date: 12/08/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Process: The position description and online application is available at:

Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 – Applicants are required to upload all transcripts as an unsecured PDF file. Optional Other Documents – Applicants are welcome to attach any other supporting documents. Confidential letters of reference will be requested for all applicants upon receipt of application. At time of hire, all candidates must provide an official transcript. Official transcripts must be provided in an unopened, sealed envelope that bears the embossed or raised college seal, date and Registrar's signature.

Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2018, and position will remain open until filled. YSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

Apply Here:


  • Skype Interviews (1/26)
  • Campus invite (1/30)

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit


Um...where did UNC Chapel Hill go?

  • Someone was a sloppy editor and wiped out half the page. Everything has now been restored. People: please try to edit individual section whenever possible, not the entire page. This cuts back on accidental annoying deletions. Thanks. [11/2]
  • Thank you!
  • Nobody is updating this wiki, this year...waht's going on?
  • Don’t know generally but wanted to observe that for jobs that include also possibilities for old-timer applicants (UNC, Notre Dame), please allow for operator error. These outlets were not available when old timers were applying and they (we) are likely to misstep.
  • what about a job at Wisconsin-Medison I heard of?
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There are no updates for the Lecturer (Non-Tenure) positions. Any news?

  • -I was wondering the same thing...

Did anyone hear about a pending lawsuit against Italian Studies at Harvard and its chair for labour malpractice?

  • -nope, but it sounds very interesting...
  • _ Why is this here? Is it related to their current search? 
  • - I have heard about some legal problems with the VP they had there last year.
  • FYI: True story, wrong institution
  • Is it Dartmouth?
  • Yes it is. They hired a full professor for the position last year and then cancelled it. Should be interesting...
  • Wow - messy situation I am sure. Did they even do campus visits for this? Still resenting the search committee for asking candidates to design two full syllabi for two of their courses.

-Are they still interested in hiring foreigners, here, or sponsoring a visa has become an issue with this new political trend? just wondering...