Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

Lewisburg, Union County
Jan 30, 2014

Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies beginning August 2014. PhD or ABD in Italian Studies, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching is required. The teaching load is six courses a year (3 courses per semester). The courses may include all levels of Italian language and culture as well as courses taught in English. One of the courses might be a course on modern Italian literature or culture. The Italian Studies Department seeks student-centered faculty members with a demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and the liberal arts mission. To apply, please submit cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to All materials must be received by February 24, 2014. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to: Prof. Bernhard Kuhn at

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America’s best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.


Bucknell University, an EEO 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.