Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies

The Department of German, Russian, Italian, and Arabic at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year position in Italian Studies at the rank of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Italian and a record of excellence in teaching Italian language at all levels. The hire will teach Italian language classes as well as courses in translation relevant to their scholarship and areas of interest. 


The area of expertise for this position is open, but the department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research can contribute to one or more of the College's other departments or interdisciplinary programs. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.


A PhD in Italian Studies or a closely-related field is preferred, although ABDs will be considered. The teaching load for this position is five courses per year. The expected 9-month base salary range for this position is $74,400 to $76,900. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a c.v., and a teaching portfolio, including a teaching statement and sample syllabi for a language course (intermediate Italian) and a course in translation, via Interfolio at . Letters of reference will be requested from candidates selected for the first round of interviews. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Marianne Janack, Search Committee Chair, at Our review of applications will begin on April 15, 2024.

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college located in central New York. The College has built its reputation on the teaching excellence and leading scholarship of its faculty, and on the academic distinction and intellectual curiosity of its approximately 2000 students who take advantage of Hamilton’s open curriculum ( Accomplished faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and cultural diversity, and respect for differences in the development of students as human beings. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program. Please visit the college website for more information ( 


Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive and diverse learning community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and excel. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.

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