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Lecturer - Italian

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Lecturer - Italian

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 15, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 15, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
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The University of Rhode Island seeks to fill a full-time, renewable, non-tenure-track position at the rank of lecturer in Italian language and culture, beginning Fall 2022. This position offers full benefits and opportunities for advancement. The new hire will teach beginning and intermediate Italian courses, update courses so they align fully with the Department’s communicative and proficiency goals, and coordinate the beginning and intermediate Italian sequence. The new hire will be expected to complete ACTFL’s 4-day OPI Assessment Workshop within the first year (if they have not done so already), a process that would be sponsored by the department. We are particularly interested in candidates who can provide leadership in Italian program development by advancing the Department’s initiatives in proficiency, intercultural communicative competence, and diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage all applicants to read the URI Provost’s Strategic Plan for Diversity: https://web.uri.edu/provost/files/Agenda-for-Change-2021.Final_.pdf.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach beginning and intermediate language/culture courses in Italian.

Update beginning and intermediate courses so they align fully with the Department’s communicative and proficiency goals.

Coordinate the beginning and intermediate Italian program. Coordination duties include:

  • Supervise the work of part-time instructors teaching beginning and intermediate Italian courses.
  • Oversee development of course assessment materials for the program.
  • Prepare and implement professional development activities for instructors.

Provide academic counsel and advice to undergraduate students, especially with regard to placement at the appropriate level in the Italian curriculum.

Perform additional duties to support the work and goals of the Italian section, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
REQUIRED:

1. Minimum of MA degree, or equivalent, in Italian language and culture, Italian literature, applied linguistics, or a closely-related field.

2. Native or near-native fluency in Italian and excellent command of the English Language.

3. At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in teaching Italian as a second language at post-secondary level academic institution(s).

4. Demonstrated experience with communicative and/or proficiency-oriented instruction.

5. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.
PREFERRED:

1. PhD preferred.

2. Demonstrated experience in course and/or curriculum development according to ACTFL and/or CEFR-aligned assessment-based tools.

3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching beginning and intermediate Italian language/culture courses.

4. Demonstrated excellence teaching Italian language/culture courses at a U.S. higher educational institution.

5. Demonstrated leadership experience (e.g., course or program coordination, supervisory positions, etc.).
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ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
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The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Union:

AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status :

Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation:

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 06/18/2022 with anticipated renewal.

Department:

Languages

Contact(s):

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

Campus Location:

Kingston

Grant Funded:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) A cover letter that speaks specifically to both required and preferred qualifications.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae.

(#3) Other Document – References – A list of three references, at least one of whom should be a supervisor who can speak to your Italian language teaching abilities.

(#4) Other Document – One sample lesson plan for a beginning or intermediate Italian language/culture course (as one complete document).

Position Number:

109713

Posting Number:

F00276

Posting Date:

11/01/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/8910

Organization

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Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
URI is home to some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers and is known regionally and worldwide for its big ideas and pioneering research in such areas as environmental studies, neuroscience, biotechnology and life sciences, engineering, marine sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals, behavioral sciences, and public health promotion. A strong core of traditional academic disciplines provides the foundation for all specialized, professional, and applied areas of study. The University receives about $60 million annually in federal funding for research across 87 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

Four campuses, one community

URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.

 

Investing in the future
Since 2007, the University has invested $607 million in campus capital projects, including: a $150 million engineering complex, due to open in 2019; Brookside, another new apartment-style residence hall, 2019; a Welcome Center, 2018; the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 2017; Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 2016; and Avedisian Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy, 2012.

 

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Telephone
401-874-1000
Location
80 Lower College Road
North Kingston
Rhode Island
02881
United States
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