The Department of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks to appoint a 100% time Lecturer who will serve as coordinator for its undergraduate language program for the 2013-14 academic year (effective 7/1/13), with possibility of renewal and subsequent continuing lecturer status. In addition to coordinating the department's lower-division language instruction program and supervising the lecturers and graduate student instructors who teach in it, the appointee will conduct upper-division Italian language and culture courses and a graduate seminar in pedagogy. Applicants must hold an advanced degree in Italian or closely related field (M.A. or above), and have substantial experience in the teaching of Italian language to non-native speakers, as well as in curriculum design and administration. Significant training in second-language acquisition and/or applied linguistics is expected, as well as the ability to apply recent developments in the application of technology and new media to language teaching and learning. Experience of summer programs in Italy and willingness to contribute to the growth of education abroad programs at Berkeley would be an asset. Salary is commensurate with postsecondary teaching experience. Materials, including a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample pedagogical materials, and three confidential letters of reference must be submitted electronically at http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00073
Application deadline: November 15, 2012. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Albert Russell Ascoli
Terrill Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Italian Studies
6325 Dwinelle Hall
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2620