Instructor of Italian

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) at the University of Missouri-Columbia invites applications for one full-time, unranked, non-regular Instructor in Italian beginning in Fall 2023. This is a one-year position with possibility of annual renewals.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Elementary Language level Italian courses across three levels of a language learning sequence.  Ability to teach and develop content courses in English, on topics related to Italian literature and/or culture is a plus.  Candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching Italian language courses at the university level, including the use of technology in the classroom, as well as familiarity with SLA and foreign language pedagogy.

Applicants should possess a minimum of a M.A. degree or equivalent in Italian or in a related field. Candidates will be evaluated on their highest degree obtained and their teaching experience.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by June 15, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference.

Please apply online at: (Job Opening ID 47010). Use the online application and be prepared to upload a cover letter (discussing preparation and prior teaching experience) and your CV. Three reference letters are required and should be sent directly to Professor Roberta Tabanelli ( Applicants may contact Professor Roberta Tabanelli, Chair of the Search Committee, with any questions about job duties ( Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions relevant to the application process.

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The University of Missouri is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. 

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