Assistant Professor of Italian and French

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, to begin August 16, 2023, in Italian and French Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a robust program in Foreign Languages and Literatures by 1) teaching two language and culture courses in Italian and French per semester, 2) maintaining an active research agenda, and 3) providing service to the department, the university, and the profession. Period of specialization for this position is open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research address areas such as the following: Mediterranean Studies, the Literature and Cinema of Migration, Environmental Humanities, Transnational Studies, Film and Visual Culture. An ability to contribute to the departmental Translation Certificate would be highly valuable.

A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, publication, and teaching. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. 

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world as they develop concentrations such as Film and Visual Culture and Comparative Cultures. More information on the program can be found at The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, ability, gender identity, and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online here:, search job 524055, and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of research interests/plans
  4. Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
  5. The names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who can comment on the quality of the applicant’s scholarship/teaching. After initial review, if chosen to receive further consideration, an email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Deborah Amberson, Chair of the Search Committee, at   

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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