Lecturer in Italian Studies

Location
Amherst, Massachusetts
Posted
Apr 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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, 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with teaching experience and qualifications. The initial appointment is for one year with the 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 cross-cultural competences, spirit of initiative and collaboration, demonstrated dedication to teaching, and experience teaching a wide variety of introductory topics to Italian Studies. Areas of interest and specialization may include, but are not limited to, second language acquisition and pedagogy, cultural studies, teaching with technology, and issues in Italian contemporary culture and society.

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

To apply, applicants must submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to the link below.

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=96482

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of May 14, 2018 to ensure consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.