One-year Visiting Faculty Position in Italian

The Department of Romance Languages at Williams College seeks to fill a one-year visiting faculty position in Italian for the 2023-2024 academic year to teach a 2-1-2 load to include four courses; three in language courses (elementary and intermediate) and one course in literature, and a 4-week sustaining language course in January. Ph.D. preferred; native or near-native proficiency in the language is required. A passion for teaching is a must. The successful candidate will have significant language teaching experience, and innovative ideas for one upper-level course in translation on any aspect of Italian literature and culture.  The candidate will also have a desire to work effectively, both inside and outside of the classroom, with a student population that is broadly diverse in every way. Our program is founded on close student-faculty interaction and strong mentoring, as well as vibrant scholarship. We provide visiting faculty with mentoring in teaching including participation in the college’s professional development program First3 for new faculty and support through the Rice Center for Teaching. Application deadline: March 1 2023. We expect to conduct interviews virtually in March of 2023, and to complete the search by mid-April 2023. Applications should include:  CV, cover letter, and three reference letters. Cover letter should include a statement on the candidate’s commitment to working with a student population that is broadly diverse. All materials should be addressed to Leyla Rouhi, Chair, Department of Romance Languages, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Email applications will not be accepted.  All queries should be directed to Leyla Rouhi at We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.  All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  Further information is available here:

Position Begins

July 1, 2023

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

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Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.



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