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Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor. The teaching load is five courses for the academic year: four courses will be in the Elementary and Intermediate Italian sequences. The Italian Language curriculum is collaborative, taught in a team setting, and created with the Italian section. The successful candidate will also teach one Italian Studies course, taught through the medium of Italian, at or above the level of fifth-semester. The field of specialization is open. We seek someone with an understanding of liberal arts colleges and the place of Italian within them, and who has a proven record of success teaching undergraduates of all levels and of diverse backgrounds at a North American university.
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Italian Studies (preferred) or ABD, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English.
Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) a research statement, (5) and a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (upload as other document). Applicants invited for Zoom interviews will be asked to supply a writing sample of no more than 50 pp and a syllabus for a class in their field appropriate for undergraduate majors in ITST .

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information

Applications received by 02/14/2022 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Sherri Condon ( if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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