Director, Italian School

Job title: Director, Middlebury College summer Italian School

Job description: Middlebury's internationally renowned Italian School seeks a visionary leader with tenure credentials, extensive language teaching experience, experience with communicative competency-based language instruction and assessment and demonstrated administrative ability.

During the summer, the Director is responsible for overseeing the instructional and cocurricular program on-site; during the academic year s/he evaluates and hires faculty, publicizes the program, helps to recruit students, oversees the admissions process, and attends monthly remotely held Directors' meetings. The Director will also represent the Italian School to the wider field and the Italian language and culture teaching and learning community. As part of the terms of a negotiated contract, the successful candidate will spend all or part of the upcoming summer of 2022 at our Vermont campus observing the operation of the School, meeting with the outgoing director as well as the School faculty, staff and other directors, and planning for the following year. The three-year term appointment will begin September 1, 2022.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position should be faculty members with tenure or tenurable credentials in an established Italian program. Candidates with extensive language teaching, administrative experience, and leadership ability will receive strongest consideration.

Middlebury is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Preliminary interviewing will take place via Zoom in early 2022. Middlebury College uses PeopleAdmin to collect applications: Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Please direct any inquires to

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