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Assistant Professor of Italian

Institution: <>Colorado State University-Pueblo
Location: Pueblo, CO
* Faculty - Liberal Arts - Foreign Languages & Literatures
Posted: 10/24/2007
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
AY 08-09

TITLE OF POSITION: Assistant Professor of Italian


POSITION SUMMARY: This full-time, tenure track position at the
Assistant Professor rank will begin August, 2008. The successful
candidate will show dedication to and progress in each of the four
principal areas of academia: teaching, research, service, and
collegiality. Specifically, the candidate will teach all levels of
Italian; coordinate and promote the Italian minor and advise students
with regard to Italian; promote and, when appropriate, lead study
abroad; participate in departmental, university, and community
service; and serve in other areas according to departmental need and
candidate qualification.

SPECIAL NOTE: **All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU-Pueblo
are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is
the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to
teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service. The
Faculty Handbook can be viewed at the following web address:

POSITION DUTIES: The Assistant Professor of Italian will perform the following:
* Teaching all baccalaureate level courses in Italian in accordance
with program needs; developing and proposing curriculum changes and
program modifications to the associate chair and department chair
when appropriate.
* Maintaining a program of research and scholarship in the
discipline, including presentation of conference papers and publications.
* Coordinating the Italian minor program.
* Contributing to student growth and development through advising and
career guidance, including possible service as advisor to student
* Supervising study abroad, including leading summer study trips and
coordinating exchange programs.
* Participating as needed in service to the department, college,
university, and community.
* Serving (including possibly teaching) in other areas according to
qualifications and departmental needs.
* Promoting Italian to students and the community.

? Ph.D. in Italian or in a closely related field.
? Broad training in Italian language, literature, and culture.
? Superior-level Italian proficiency as per the ACTFL standards.

? Prior teaching experience.
? Demonstrated familiarity with the ACTFL standards and a willingness
to work within an ACTFL-oriented program.
? Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and with
the community.
? A commitment to teaching, to research, and to service.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Italian program is part of the Foreign
Language program, which is housed in the Department of English and
Foreign Languages. The mission of the Italian program is to promote
Italian language and culture in southern Colorado and beyond, to
prepare students to use Italian in their daily activities (work,
leisure, service), and to enhance the language abilities of K-12
teachers and support them in their efforts. This mission is
accomplished by providing instruction to university students in
Italian language and culture and offering an Italian minor, by
sponsoring and promoting Italian-related cultural events, and by
promoting study abroad to Italy.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Colorado State University-Pueblo is a regional,
comprehensive university. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the
Front Range of south-central Colorado, is located in Pueblo,
approximately 100 miles south of Denver in one of the more culturally
dynamic regions of the country. Pueblo is proud of its ethnically and
culturally diverse population of over 100,000 people. The University
is dedicated to having a multi-cultural campus and is designated as a
Hispanic Serving Institution. The University enrolls more than 4,000
students in twenty-seven undergraduate programs with approximately
510 full-time faculty and staff. The University is committed to
diversity, and has made educational equity for students one of its
highest priorities. With the endorsement of campus, community, system
and government constituencies, the University has enthusiastically
embarked on a strategic plan to enhance admissions standards,
increase program offerings, and improve academic services, including
the teaching/learning process. The Pueblo community offers a major
arts center, several golf courses, Lake Pueblo--a large reservoir for
sailing and boating--and a 20.5 mile long nature trail for hikers and
cyclists. The city is within a short drive of the Sangre de Cristo
Mountain Range, allowing for hiking, mountain climbing, fishing,
camping and skiing.

STARTING DATE: August 2008

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATIONS: Applications must include a letter addressing candidate
interest and qualifications; current curriculum vita; an unofficial
transcript; three letters of recommendation; a five-to ten-minute
recording in Italian in which the candidate responds spontaneously to
the following questions: 1) Why is the study of Italian important
today? And 2) how would you promote Italian at the University and in
the community? (recording may be on a tape or in electronic format);
and the attached voluntary Applicant Demographic Sheet. Official
transcripts are required prior to appointment. The University
reserves the right to check additional references, with prior
notification given to the candidate. Screening of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send
application materials to:

Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Italian, position
number 8815
Human Resources Office; Administration Building
Colorado State University-Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of
academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services regulations be able to submit evidence of the ability to
accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. No one will be
placed on the University's payroll until all employment procedures
are fully satisfied.

Colorado State University-Pueblo is an Equal Employment/Affirmative
Action Employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State
laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action
requirements in all programs. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Application Information

Postal Address: Human Resources Office
Colorado State University-Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001
Phone: (719) 549-2441
Fax: (719) 549-2902

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