Position Number 00050087 Non Tenure-Track Lecturer in Italian

Southern Methodist University


Fall 2023–Spring 2024

Lecturer, Position Number 00050078


World Languages and Literatures. Position No. 00050078. The Department of World Languages and Literatures in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University seeks one full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer in Italian beginning in Fall 2023. One-year contract, renewable. M.A. or equivalent in Italian or in second language pedagogy required; Ph.D. preferred. Normal teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester. We seek innovative and inclusive educators with demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of language and culture courses at the university level and training in second language acquisition and pedagogy. Native or near-native proficiency in Italian and English and experience teaching Italian at the university level are required. Primary responsibility will be teaching beginning and intermediate courses. Ability to teach and develop content courses in English, on topics related to Italian cinema, literature, or culture is a plus.


SMU is a global research university located in the heart of Dallas, one of the country’s most vibrant metropolitan areas. The Department of World Languages and Literatures is a dynamic department housing eleven languages and fourteen undergraduate degree programs, and it serves all of SMU's 6000 undergraduates through the university-wide language requirement. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by May 22, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision by email after the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses, among other factors, how the candidate creates an inclusive classroom environment, two letters of reference, recent course evaluations, and a digital copy of graduate transcripts to: http://apply.interfolio.com/124319.



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