Associate or full Professor of Italian (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint at the rank of Associate or full Professor a scholar of Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature with a distinguished research record. In addition to expertise in canonical literary texts of the period from Dante to Tasso, applicants will have a strong record of publication and public-facing research in one or more of the following areas: gender and sexuality studies, performance studies, translation and the Classical tradition, book and print-media history, medieval and early modern environmental humanities, and the languages and cultures of the Mediterranean world.

The successful candidate will supervise doctoral research, offer courses in Italian and in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and serve on the editorial board of MLN (Modern Language Notes).

Projected start date: July 1, 2022.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


A Ph.D. in Italian or related comparative field is required.

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit via Interfolio a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and two writing samples (an article or book chapter). To receive full consideration, all materials must be received by Monday December 13, 2021.

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