Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor in Italian (UPDATED APPLICATION DEADLINE)

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been updated to reflect a new application deadline. Previous applicants remain under consideration and do not need to reapply. All candidates who apply on or before January 31, 2023 will receive full consideration.


Working Title: Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor in Italian 

Appointment Type: Part Time

Purpose of Position:

The College of Arts and Humanities at Christopher Newport University invites applications for an Instructor/Lecturer position in Italian, effective August 2023. The position, which will be housed in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, is a part-time, non-benefited, non-tenure-track appointment with a 3-3 teaching load. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching with undergraduates. The successful candidate will have sole responsibility for a thriving Italian language program that extends through the intermediate level.

A master’s degree in Italian or a related field is required. Candidates with the doctorate in a relevant field are also encouraged to apply, and would be considered for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. As this is a part-time position, research and service activities are not required under the terms of employment. However, candidates with an active research agenda would be welcome, as would candidates with the ability to teach an additional foreign language.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL) at Christopher Newport University is composed of a team of 20 teacher-scholars who are committed to undergraduate education and professional growth. The department offers instruction in French, German, Spanish, ancient Greek, Latin, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese. Our programs include five majors, four interdisciplinary minors, and MAT degrees in Spanish and ESL. We are also strong supporters of study abroad: MCLL has sponsored numerous short-term study trips and, in conjunction with the Office of Study Abroad, advises students on longer-term language immersion opportunities. In addition to serving our majors and minors, MCLL faculty have the privilege of working with a significant portion of the student body through the second language literacy requirement in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum. They publish on a diverse range of subjects and welcome the opportunity to mentor students on independent research projects. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

Faculty Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in “The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition,” Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2022 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.76 and 1180, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. For further information, please visit our website at


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: F189P

Application Deadline: 1/31/2023

Application Instructions:

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume or current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Review of applications will begin at 11:59PM EST on January 31, 2023.
Applications received after 11:59PM EST on January 31, 2023 will be accepted but considered only if needed.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has been updated to reflect a new application deadline. Previous applicants remain under consideration and do not need to reapply. All candidates who apply on or before January 31, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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