Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
The Department of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a non-tenure-track position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian with a three-year contract, renewed annually, and the possibility of further renewals thereafter, beginning January 2016. We seek a generalist who can teach Italian language, literature, and culture courses, and contribute to the intellectual environment and the general growth of our program in Italian Studies. The candidate must have a strong commitment to both teaching and scholarly achievement, as well as enthusiasm and innovation in teaching Italian and Italian Studies. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand by start date (or advanced ABD), native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, experience teaching Italian at all levels of the curriculum and developing upper-division courses. Expertise and/or the ability to teach interdisciplinary courses on medieval and early modern Italy is a plus. The position entails a teaching load of 3-4 courses per semester and some service contributions to program development. Application materials must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial copy of transcripts, 4) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) complete samples of student-written teaching evaluations, 5) a video recording of the candidate teaching an Italian language class, 6) a sample syllabus, 7) sample of scholarship, and 8) three recent letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of application materials is required; please send materials to email@example.com. Inquiries may be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Loredana Di Martino, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates whose complete dossier is received by September 1st, 2015 will be given priority consideration. Initial interviews may be conducted by phone. USD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.