Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian

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The Department of Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian Studies of the Colorado College invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Italian Studies to commence in late August 2021. Teaching assignments will include, primarily, all levels of Italian language, as well as culture courses, with an open field of specialization (desirable primary or secondary areas of specialization in race and migration, language pedagogy, environmental humanities, film and media). The ideal candidate will be an excellent and flexible team-worker, committed to collegiality, to the growth and visibility of the program, student retention, and administrative tasks. They will be able to teach compelling undergraduate courses in Italian language and culture at all levels demonstrating a broad competence to teach interdisciplinary courses cross-listed with other departments. They will also engage students through organizing activities at the Italian House, off-campus visits, events open to the community, and for the Italian study abroad program.  

Colorado College and the Italian Program are strongly committed to antiracism, diverse perspectives and inclusive and equitable practices and policies.  Candidates should indicate their commitment to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) and antiracism in their application materials and can find information about our antiracism plan here:

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Native or near-native command of Italian and English, a strong teaching record, Ph.D. in hand or imminent, and promise of a thriving scholarly agenda are required.  

Applicants should submit the following by February 1, 2021: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement with sample syllabi of previously taught courses, titles and descriptions of the three courses you would teach at Colorado College. The statement should also address how you would modify your teaching on the block plan:>, how you include topics relative to diversity, equity and inclusion in your courses, and how you foster inclusion and equity through your pedagogical approaches; 5) a DEI statement; and 6) contact information for three references to upload a letter of recommendation.

A select group of candidates will then be invited for interview via Zoom.  Please apply here: 

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