Assistant Professor of Italian and French

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, to begin on August 16, 2023, in Italian and French Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a robust program in Foreign Languages and Literatures by 1) teaching two language and culture courses in Italian and French per semester, 2) maintaining an active research agenda, and 3) providing service to the department, the university, and the profession. The period of specialization for this position is open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research address areas such as the following: Mediterranean Studies, the Literature and Cinema of Migration, Environmental Humanities, Transnational Studies, Film, and Visual Culture. An ability to contribute to the departmental Translation Certificate would be highly valuable.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world as they develop concentrations such as Film and Visual Culture and Comparative Cultures. More information on the program can be found at . The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, ability, gender identity, and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to teach language and culture courses in Italian and French

Ability to maintain active research agenda

Ability to contribute to departmental Translation Certificate

Ability to contribute to diversity and equal opportunity through scholarship, teaching, and service

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search job 524055) and include:

Cover letter

Current curriculum vitae

Statement of research interests/plan

Statement of teaching interests/philosophy

The names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who can comment on the quality of the applicant’s scholarship/teaching. After initial review, if chosen to receive further consideration, an email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Deborah Amberson, Chair of the Search Committee, at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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