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Assistant Professor of Italian and Spanish (non-tenure track), World Languages, Literatures, and

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities, Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Italian and Spanish

(Non-tenure track temporary one year appointment)

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.

Required Qualifications:
  • 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 college level.
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to teach contemporary Latin American literature and culture in transatlantic perspective.
  • Experience teaching language for the professions and/or translation.
The University: 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

The Community: 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 opportunities.

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:
  • 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.
Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email .

Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

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

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 benefits.

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 disability plans.

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 .

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 request.

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