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New York University (NY) - TT Position - Italian StudiesEdit

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.


Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of ItalianEdit

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.


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

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.



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

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:

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

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.


University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Italian StudiesEdit

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.


Vassar College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of ItalianEdit

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.




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

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 - Assistant Professor of Italian, Continuing TrackEdit

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.


See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit