Assistant Professor of Teaching in Italian and European Studies

Job #JPF08574

  • European Languages and Studies / School of Humanities / UC Irvine


Salary range: $83,600-$108,500


Open date: October 20, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Nov 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of European Languages and Studies at the University of California-Irvine invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Teaching with Potential for Security of Employment in Italian. The successful candidate will lead and direct the Italian language program, teach Italian language at all levels, and contribute courses to the Italian minor and the major in European Studies. Duties include teaching six courses over three academic quarters per year and engaging in a research, publication, and professional development agenda that supports the teaching goals of the position. Direction of the Italian language program entails supervising other instructors in Italian and fostering coordination and cooperation with other programs in the department.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated training, university-level teaching experience, and innovation in Italian language teaching and the area of second-language acquisition; a commitment to diversity and equity conducive to teaching UCI's majority minority student body; a record of research and scholarly productivity in any additional area of Italian studies; and a commitment to the administration of language programs. Competence in another language taught in the department is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach in the European Studies program / to teach Italian Studies within a comparative European framework.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 26, 2023.

Faculty members in the Professor of Teaching (PoT) series at UC Irvine are Academic Senate members who devote the majority of their effort to teaching. They also play an important role in the research/creative activity and the service mission of the University. The teaching load for Professors of Teaching in the School of Humanities is six regular courses per year. Professors of Teaching may be granted course release for major service duties beyond their regularly expected service assignments. Appointment, merit, and promotion in the Professor of Teaching series requires, in addition to excellence in teaching and service, that the candidate make outstanding and externally recognized contributions in research/creative activity in pedagogy and/or the broader discipline. As a member of the University of California Academic Senate, the successful candidate will be eligible for UCI’s faculty housing, medical, and retirement programs.

To learn more about the Department of European Languages and Studies, please visit

UC Irvine is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more information, see and

As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent in Italian or related field by the start date of appointment (7/1/2024).

Native or near-native fluency in Italian.


Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - An informative cover letter that outlines experiences/qualifications in teaching, research, and language program administration,

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Other evidence of teaching effectiveness - Other evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi, sample lesson plans; qualitative and quantitative student evaluations of teaching)

  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.

  • Writing Sample - Writing sample (article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter in English, or a writing sample translated into English)

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference may be requested at a later stage in the process

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Irvine, CA

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