Lecturer in Italian Studies

Amherst, Massachusetts
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer in Italian Studies

The Italian Studies Program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a non-tenure track position as Lecturer in Italian Studies to begin September 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with teaching experience and qualifications.  Initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal.

Duties include teaching Italian language courses at all levels, developing innovative courses in a wide range of areas of Italian literature and culture, recruiting and advising students, and commitment to service to the program, department, and university. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in innovative approaches to teaching who demonstrate cross-cultural competences, spirit of initiative and collaboration, and dedication to diversity. Areas of interest and specialization may include, but are not limited to, service learning, multiculturalism, teaching with technology, and new trends in Italian culture.

Native or near native fluency in Italian and English is required. Applicants must have a PhD. in Italian Studies or a related field in hand by the time of appointment.  

To apply, applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, names and contact information for 3 references to the link below:


Screening of applicants will begin June 22, 2017, and will continue until position is filled. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline in order to ensure consideration.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.  We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.