Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Italian Studies

The Department of French and Italian Studies at Colby College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor or an Instructor in Italian for the 2023-2024 academic year, to begin September 1, 2023. PhD preferred, ABD considered. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best possible instruction to talented undergraduates. We are particularly interested in individuals with a strong background in language instruction and teaching/research expertise in Early Modern Italian literature and culture. Teaching load is 5 courses per year, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.


Candidates must have a native or near-native fluency in Italian and English and a strong commitment to teaching all levels of the Italian language.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter (including evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching,) a curriculum vitae, a representative sample of current scholarship, three confidential letters of recommendation, two full sets of course evaluations (which will be requested after the committee meets and selects candidates.) Apply at

Review of applications will begin December 16, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Dr. Mouhamédoul Amine Niang (, Chair of Italian Search Committee.

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Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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