Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian Studies: One-Year Appointment

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian Studies: One–Year Appointment

Position Summary: Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Italian Studies at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor ( to begin August 2018.  The successful candidate would be able to teach all levels of Italian language and Italian culture. We encourage applications from candidates whose teaching or scholarship would contribute to the diversity of the campus community. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show a potential for scholarly engagement. We seek an Italian Studies Ph.D. or ABD with teaching experience at least as a Teaching Assistant and possessing native or near-native fluency in Italian with broad intellectual interests capable of teaching all levels of undergraduate students. The teaching load is 3/3: two language courses in the fall semester (one beginning level, one intermediate) along with an Italian Studies topics course taught in English that reflects the candidate’s expertise; courses for the spring semester are two sections of second-semester beginning Italian and one section of second-semester intermediate Italian. Duties also include oversight of our Italian co-curricular program (Italian Table, film series, excursions, etc.).

Application Details: Applicants should apply online at  A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s teaching experience and curriculum vitae must be submitted.  In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.  At least one individual should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness.

All application materials must be received by Tuesday, 1 May 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Alan Perry, Chair, Dept. of Italian Studies, at [email protected] Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Posted: 4/12/2018
Application Due: 5/2/2018
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