Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies
The Department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, beginning August 2018. Requirements include a PhD in Italian Studies (preferred) or ABD, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a strong interest in liberal arts education. The successful candidate is able to teach all levels of Italian language and culture as well as courses in English for majors and non-majors. The teaching load is six courses a year (three courses per semester). We are particularly interested in individuals with a strong experience in language instruction and a field of research in Italian literature or culture.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career center (careers.bucknell.edu). All materials must be received by February 20, 2018. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Bernhard Kuhn at [email protected]
Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a
diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through
diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers
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