Assistant Professor of Italian

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures at High Point University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Italian (Non-Tenure Track). Responsibilities will include teaching 7 courses per academic year, student advising and mentorship, and commitment to university, departmental, and program service.

The successful candidate will be well versed in current pedagogies and take an innovative approach to teaching Italian language at the introductory and intermediate levels. They will have a strong record of teaching and will have experience and interest in interdisciplinary program building, retention, and outreach. Ability to teach Italian for business and availability to accompany students abroad are highly desired.

Area of specialization is open, but preference will be shown to those with expertise in modern and/or contemporary Italian Studies, such as literature, cinema, and/or culture. Commitment to interdisciplinary and transnational approaches is expected.




  • Ph.D. in Italian or a related field. M.A. is possible for the rank of instructor.



  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Proficiency in using educational technology in and out of the classroom
  • Commitment to student-centered teaching using a Communicative approach


Please submit cover letter, Curriculum Vitae including a list of three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness (for example, a representative sample of student evaluations), and unofficial transcripts for any graduate work.


For more information contact Dr. Daliang Wang, Chair of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures ( and Dr. Tessa Gurney, Director of Italian (


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