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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.



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



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


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


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.



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


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:



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. 

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. 


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

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


  • Does anyone know if UNC job is a replacement position or program expansion? Thanks.
  • Replacing a retiring senior professor

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