Assistant Professor of Italian Studies (Tenure-Track)

Assistant Professor of Italian Studies (Tenure-Track)
Department of Italian Studies
New York University Arts & Science

The Department of Italian Studies in Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We encourage applications from scholars whose research is primarily grounded in Italian literary studies (1900 to the present), whereby “Italian” should be understood as both referring to Italy’s literary traditions and their transnational and multilingual intersections. We welcome applicants whose primary expertise in Italian literary studies may be complemented by interests in fields such as disability studies, postcolonial studies (including migration and diaspora), environmental studies, and literary theory.

The successful applicant will have a strong record of research and publications. They will be committed to educating students in programs hosted by the Italian Studies department, including the undergraduate programs (major and minor in Italian Studies) and the Italian Studies MA and PhD programs, while also being willing to explore inter-departmental and school-wide teaching opportunities such as NYU’s CORE curriculum and the Public Humanities initiative. Ultimately, they will be looking forward to working within a department that emphasizes and encourages inter- and trans-disciplinary research and teaching, and with a faculty whose work covers areas as diverse as literary and philological studies from the medieval period to the present, literary theory, film and media studies, history, art history, visual culture and music.

NYU is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience and service that they can contribute to this goal. Familiarity with, and experience using, pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, identity and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential will be considered a valuable additional qualification. Candidates should have a strong commitment to fostering inclusivity and teaching in a liberal arts environment

For more information on NYU’s Department of Italian Studies see our website. The appointment will begin September 1, 2024, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
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Pay Transparency Statement
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $85,000–$135,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Candidates should possess a PhD by August 31, 2024, have a research agenda that indicates the potential to be a leader in the field of Italian Literary Studies, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2023 via Interfolio:

Application Instructions
Candidates should apply with the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Research and teaching statement (max 2 pages)
  • 3 reference letters
  • Diversity and inclusion statement (max 2 pages), which offers applicants the opportunity to highlight their past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence, which is a core commitment of the Department of Italian Studies and New York University []

Please address any inquiry to the committee’s co-chairs, Professors Ara Merjian ( and Eugenio Refini ( indicating “Italian Job Search” in the email subject.

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