Assistant Professor of Italian and Spanish
(Non-tenure track temporary one year
Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Open until filled
The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at CCSU
is looking for a candidate for a one-year, non-tenure track
position in Italian, with the ability to teach Spanish via
transatlantic studies. Our department offers courses in ten
different languages and is committed to innovation in pedagogy
across all levels of our curriculum. Candidates must have native or
near-native fluency in Italian, Spanish and English and must have a
record of excellence in language instruction. They are expected to
teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, including
undergraduate and graduate courses, mainly in the Italian program,
but occasionally in Spanish. The teaching load is four three-unit
courses per semester.
Successful candidates will also demonstrate a willingness to
participate actively in the revamping of the Italian program, and
actively contribute to service in the department and the
university. Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. by
June 2022 in Italian or Spanish Studies with focus on transatlantic
literature and culture.
- Ph.D. in Italian and/or Spanish (or related field). ABD
candidates with a clear plan for completion by June 2022 are
encouraged to apply.
- Native or near-native proficiency in Italian and Spanish.
- Record of publications and scholarly work.
- Record of successfully teaching language and literature at
- Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and
linguistically diverse communities.
- Ability to teach contemporary Latin American literature and
culture in transatlantic perspective.
- Experience teaching language for the professions and/or
The largest of Connecticut’s regional
comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000
students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the
largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the
students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central
Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New
Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater
Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally
located in the state and is within easy reach of much of
Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware
City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black
& Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New
Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by
Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by
a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S.
Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as
Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian
or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population
identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New
Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino.
Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home
and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its
population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves
to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic
backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New
Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours
from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of
the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore,
within easy driving distance of a host of private and public
institutions of higher education and many cultural
Application and Appointment:
Priority will be given to
applications received by May 22, 2022.
Position will remain
open until filled, but priority will be given to the applications
received by the initial deadline.
To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and
electronically submit the following documents:
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Salary will commensurate with education and
- Letter of application outlining their research and teaching
philosophy, including their approach to addressing issues of
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Names of three professional references including their address,
email address, and telephone numbers.
- Original sample of current student evaluations
- Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Note: If
selected, official copies are required.
- For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating
anticipated date of completion by June 2022.
In accordance with the American Association of University
Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract,
compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant
Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and
experience. For more information, please visit American Association
of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union
Contract at https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/2016-2021%20AAUP%20Contract.pdf
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University
are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range
of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental
Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays,
medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a
choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver
for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut
State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well
as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred
Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and
Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed
and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any
personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number,
date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any
documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is
not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Dr. Rocío Fuentes, Chairperson of the
department of WLLC at firstname.lastname@example.org
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State
University actively seeks and encourages applications from women,
minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with
protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon