Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian

The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor. The teaching load is five courses for the academic year:  four courses will be in the Elementary and Intermediate Italian sequences.  The Italian Language curriculum is collaborative, taught in a team setting, and created with the Italian section. The successful candidate will also teach one Italian Studies course, taught through the medium of Italian, at or above the level of fifth-semester. The field of specialization is open. We seek someone with an understanding of liberal arts colleges and the place of Italian within them, and who has a proven record of success teaching undergraduates of all levels and of diverse backgrounds at a North American university. PhD in Italian Studies (preferred) or ABD, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English.


To apply, visit  You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, (4) a research statement, (5) and a diversity statement that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (upload as other document). In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants invited for Zoom interviews will be asked to supply a writing sample of no more than 50 pp and a syllabus for a class in their field appropriate for undergraduate majors in ITST.


Applications received by 02/14/2022 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sherri Condon ( if you have questions about the application process.


Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

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