Assistant Instructional Professor in Italian

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The Humanities Collegiate Division and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a full-time, 2-year renewable, benefits-eligible Assistant Instructional Professor position in Italian. Responsibilities will include teaching 7 language courses per year, and assisting with program administration and coordination.

Required are a superior level of proficiency in Italian as defined by ACTFL, proficiency in English demonstrated by a minimum of one year of teaching and/or studying in an English-speaking country and/or a TOEFL score of at least 104 overall (and 26 in each area), a master’s degree or equivalent in Italian or a related field, and at least one year of experience teaching Italian at the college or post-secondary level.  A Ph.D. or equivalent in Italian and/or an advanced degree in second language pedagogy/acquisition is highly desirable.

This appointment will start on September 1, 2022.  This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/101328 

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter both in Italian and English that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy, a 15-20 minute teaching video of a remote or in-person class (preferably of a first-year language level; if no recording of the candidate's teaching is available, a mock-class video is also acceptable), and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide examples of teaching materials.

Application deadline is March 7, 2022.  Only complete applications will be considered.  For further questions about this position, please contact Guillaume Beaudin, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, gbeaudin@uchicago.edu

This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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