The Department of French and Italian in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Italian Studies to begin fall semester 2013 (August 26, 2013).
The Department welcomes applications from candidates in Italian Studies (literature and culture) or related fields. Candidates' work may focus on any time period or genre. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose work displays a methodological or theoretical focus that complements the existing strengths of the Department. Candidates' work should support the Department's undergraduate major and graduate minor, and contribute to broader cross-departmental and cross-disciplinary teaching and research.
The appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy.
-- completed Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Italian Studies or in a related field, and a dissertation on a topic appropriate to this position. The completed doctorate must be in hand before the beginning of the appointment.
-- demonstrated scholarly excellence with evidence of potential for scholarly distinction, a well-planned program of research, and an ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
-- primary research and teaching interests in Italian Studies.
-- native or near-native ability in Italian and English.
-- college/university-level teaching experience.
-- research and teaching interests that engage with theoretical discussions in other disciplines in the humanities.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, evidence of research ability, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and the strength of recommendations.