Full-time Lecturer in Italian Studies

The Department of Francophone, Italian and Germanic Studies (FIGS) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Italian Studies beginning in Fall 2023. This is a one-year (non-tenure track) position with possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses in Italian language and culture at all levels per year, in an undergraduate program committed to dynamic and inclusive language instruction.  Native or near-native proficiency in English and Italian, teaching experience at the university level, and excellent teaching credentials are required. Candidates must be in possession of a M.A. degree in Italian or in a related field. 

Candidates should apply online at:http://apply.interfolio.com/123528. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation.  The University will contact the references with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage applicants to upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as a teaching portfolio including, if available: 1) teaching evaluations, 2) sample syllabi, assignments and assessments, etc., and 3) statement of professional development.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  This appointment will start academic year 2023/24.

Our program and the FIGS department value interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality. We are strongly committed to Penn’s long-standing Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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