Assistant Professor of Italian

The Italian Studies Program at Wake Forest University is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. This is a full-time position with benefits. Teaching load is nine courses every two years. Area of specialization open. The program of Italian Studies is looking for a dynamic teacher-scholar who can successfully contribute to our Italian Minor, strengthen, and expand the program’s interdisciplinary focus. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a rigorous and sustainable research agenda as well as demonstrate the ability to build curricular connections with other disciplines, and to foster innovative collaborations with faculty in various units on campus. We are particularly interested in candidates who can articulate their vision for promoting student interest in Italian Studies.


Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand in Italian or related field by the appointment start date. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in both Italian and English.


Applicants should submit the following materials (as a single pdf file):

  • cover letter detailing teaching and research experience and interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy (that also speaks to how the candidate would create an inclusive learning environment / no more than two pages)
  • a brief statement of research interests (no more than three pages)
  • samples of scholarship (two maximum)
  • evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., teaching portfolio)


Submit applications to To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2023 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position or program should be directed to Dr. Rémi Lanzoni, Please direct inquiries about the application process and document submission to Short-listed candidates will be contacted for additional materials – including three letters of recommendation.


Wake Forest University values an inclusive campus climate and seeks applicants with success in working with diverse populations. We also seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer students richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

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