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Assistant Professor of Early Modern Italian & Mediterranean Studies

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Department of Romance Studies
North Carolina, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites qualified applicants to apply for a tenure-track position in Italian at the rank of Assistant Professor. The field of specialization is Renaissance/early modern Italian culture and its global contexts. We especially welcome candidates whose research puts literary studies in dialogue with other discourses and fields of inquiry. Our search prioritizes applicants who will contribute to a climate that values diversity in all its forms.

Required minimum qualifications are: Ph.D. in Italian or related field at time of employment, native or near-native proficiency in Italian and English, evidence of outstanding scholarship, and a record of teaching excellence, including a demonstrated or potential ability to teach students of diverse experiential and intellectual backgrounds. The position begins July 1, 2020 and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant expectations for research, as well as departmental service.

Applicants must apply online at Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, contribution to diversity & inclusion statement, and a scholarly writing sample. At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of three professional references. References must be at level of tenure-track assistant professor or higher. These letters must be on Institutional letter head. References identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Alternatively, applicants may send letters directly from Interfolio to (The candidate selected for the position will need to provide a fourth letter of recommendation.)

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2019. First-round interviews will be held in December via video-conference.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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