Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies (Renaissance/early modern)

The Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures in the College of Arts Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for the position of Temporary Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian with a specialization in Renaissance Studies. This is a full-time, non-tenure-eligible faculty position in the temporary title series with an appointment not to exceed one year for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 academic terms with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. Teaching loads for visiting positions are 3 courses per semester and will include courses on Italian language, literature, and culture. The successful applicant will demonstrate scholarly excellence as evidenced by an active research program and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Active participation in the academic life of the Department and in units across campus is also expected. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures is a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants must have a PhD in Italian Studies in hand by July 2024.

Interested applicants should apply online at:
Applicants must include the following: 1) cover letter 2) CV, 3) Research Statement (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) Teaching Portfolio (upload as Specific Request 2 - The portfolio should include, at a minimum, a teaching statement that discusses philosophy, successes, experiments, etc.; sample course syllabi; and sample teaching/course evaluations.), 5) Writing Sample, 6) Unofficial Transcript, and 7) a statement on their contribution toward inclusive excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service (upload as Specific Request 3). In addition, please provide the names and contact information of three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Temporary full-time faculty are eligible for health insurance which is described at

Questions about this search should be addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Peters, Department Chair, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, University of Kentucky (
Application deadline is December 1st, 2023.

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