Assistant Professor in Italian Studies

The Department of Italian Studies at Connecticut College seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in Italian Studies to start in July of 2023. We seek a colleague with specialization in Medieval / Early Modern Italian literature and culture with a transnational and interdisciplinary focus and who is enthusiastic about working with undergraduate students in a liberal arts context.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and will join a thriving program of committed teachers and scholars.

Minimum Qualification: PhD in Italian Studies (Medieval/Early Modern specialization) or related discipline by time of appointment. Native or near-native Italian and fluency in English are required. Evidence of active research agenda and commitment to best pedagogical practices and teaching with technologies are also required.

Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching Italian language and culture courses at all levels, who can demonstrate ability to offer cross-disciplinary courses in English that integrate the study of the Italian Middle Ages within the Connections GE program of the College (for information see, and have familiarity with First-Year Seminars. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests in medical humanities, Mediterranean studies, and medievalism are particularly desirable. Demonstrated ability to inspire students to study Italian beyond the required elementary series is a plus.

Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom November 14-18.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE

Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a supplementary research fund and a semester’s sabbatical at full salary after a successful third-year review. (For additional information on faculty resources, see

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions. 

Applicants should provide cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (no longer than 3 pages), a writing sample (no longer than 25 pages) and three recent letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted online through Interfolio: Review of applications will begin on October 15th,  2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom November 14-18.

Questions about the position or the submission process should be addressed to Frida Morelli, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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