Visiting faculty position in Italian

The Department of Romance Languages at Williams College seeks to fill a one-year visiting faculty position in Italian for the 2024-2025 academic year to teach a 2-1-2 load, including three language courses (elementary and intermediate), one literature course, and a 4-week sustaining language course in January. Ph.D. preferred; native or near-native proficiency in Italian is required. A passion for teaching is a must. The successful candidate will have significant language teaching experience and innovative ideas for one upper-level course in translation on any aspect of Italian literature and culture. The candidate will also have a desire to work effectively, both inside and outside of the classroom, with a student population that is broadly diverse in every way. Our program is founded on close student-faculty interaction and strong mentoring, as well as vibrant scholarship. We provide visiting faculty with mentoring in teaching including participation in college’s professional development program for new faculty (First3) and support through the Rice Center for Teaching. Application deadline: January 10, 2024. Applications should include:  CV, cover letter, and three reference letters. Cover letter should include a statement on the candidate’s commitment to working with a student population that is broadly diverse. All materials should be addressed to Leyla Rouhi, Chair, Department of Romance Languages, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Email applications will not be accepted.  All queries should be directed to We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.  All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  Further information is available here:

Position Begins

July 1, 2024

Application Deadline

January 10, 2024

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Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


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