Assistant Professor of Italian

Job Posting for Assistant Professor of Italian

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Italian, to enhance a successful and dynamic program in Italian, to begin 17 August 2020. We seek for this position a specialist in Italian Studies dedicated to literary and cultural studies and critical theory, with specializations and/or teaching experience in Mediterranean Studies, or Medieval and Renaissance Studies, preferred.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand in Italian Studies or closely related field by June 1. Native or near-native fluency in Italian and English is required.  Candidates should have a record of demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service, with the ability to teach language, literature, and cultural studies at all undergraduate levels, and also the interpersonal skills and collegiality necessary to help maintain a strong Italian program.  Preference for candidates with a background in creative program development, and also an interest in study abroad and interdisciplinary approaches to Italian Studies.


The University of Arkansas is a nationally research university with a student body of more than 27,000 students.  Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville forms part of a growing Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area of more than 500,000 inhabitants, and it frequently ranks as one of the nation’s best places to live. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement on teaching philosophy and research program, a minimum of three current job-related letters of reference, and transcripts to For references, candidates will be required to provide either Interfolio document email addresses or individual email contact information for each reference during the application process, and candidates are responsible for making certain that letters are received.  Completed applications received by 15 November 2019 will receive full consideration.  Late materials will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  We expect a first round of Skype interviews to be conducted in December, with campus interviews with finalists to follow early in the spring.


The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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