Visiting Lecturer in Italian Studies

The Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer in Italian Studies, beginning in August 2024, for a two-year appointment, potentially renewable, pending satisfactory review after the first year. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Italian and English. Ph.D. in Italian language, literature, cultural studies, applied linguistics, or a relevant field is required, ABD considered. Of particular interest are candidates whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: second language acquisition and literacy, film and cultural studies, translation theory and practice, and/or technology enhanced learning. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of expertise in the latest approaches to classroom instruction, material development, and technology-enhanced language learning. Teaching load is 3+3.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach elementary Italian language courses as well as Italian culture and general education courses according to area of expertise. The successful candidate will also oversee curriculum design and materials development and develop and engage in student outreach activities.

The successful candidate will benefit from a strong and growing support of interdisciplinary humanities research and teaching at Carnegie Mellon, including such initiatives as the Center for the Arts in Society, Humanities@CMU, and Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room.

Carnegie Mellon University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service. We seek to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.  Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about life in Pittsburgh and becoming part of a welcoming institution that inspires innovations.


PhD in Italian language, literature, cultural studies, applied linguistics, or a relevant field. ABD considered.


Application Instructions

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (ET) on January 8, 2024. Applicants should submit 1) a current CV, 2) a cover letter addressing research, teaching, and evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

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Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Bonnie Youngs


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