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Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Italian Studies (1-year)

Colby College
Waterville, Maine

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Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Italian Studies (1-year)

Waterville, Maine
Open Date:
Mar 21, 2024
The Department of French and Italian at Colby College is seeking a one-year (2024-2025) Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian for a full-time position, to begin September 1, 2024. PhD in hand by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education possible to a diverse and talented undergraduate student body. The specialization is open. We are particularly interested in individuals with considerable experience in language instruction and teaching/research expertise in Italian culture across the centuries, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: language pedagogy, film studies, ecocriticism, women, gender and sexuality studies. This is a non-tenured and non-tenurable full-time position. The teaching load is five courses, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.




PhD in hand by the time of appointment

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses their teaching philosophy, research interests as well as commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (two complete sets of course evaluations for two different classes) via Interfolio at the following link, Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Mouhamédoul Niang, Chair of Italian Search Committee (


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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