Italian. Beginning July 1, 2014, Adjunct Assistant Professor (with Ph.D.) or Adjunct Instructor (with M.A.) to teach Italian language courses and coordinate the Italian language program. We are particularly interested in applicants with training in second-language acquisition. Requirements: native/near-native fluency in Italian, pertinent and substantial language-teaching experience and demonstrated commitment to pedagogy, as well as expertise and strong interest in the use of multimedia in language teaching. Duties: 5 courses per year; develop and supervise the Italian language curriculum; coordinate teaching assistants. The successful candidate will work in tandem with the tenured/tenure track faculty in order to promote the Italian Studies major, and, with other language-teaching adjuncts, to advance the cause of excellent and innovative language instruction within the Wesleyan liberal arts curriculum. Adjunct faculty at Wesleyan are full-time professors of the practice and receive an initial four-year contract, which is followed by a periodic renewal process based on teaching and collegial contributions; adjunct faculty also have the opportunity to apply for periodic sabbaticals and annual funding for pedagogical renewal and research.
Submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy (600 words maximum), and copies of teaching and course evaluations, at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4166. Candidates may be invited to submit additional material, subsequent to our evaluation of the applications.
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