Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian Studies

Full-time Position in Italian Studies

Colby College


The Department of French and Italian at Colby College is seeking a one-year (2024-2025) Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian for a full-time position, to begin September 1, 2024. PhD in hand by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be part of an energetic department committed to providing the best education possible to a diverse and talented undergraduate student body. The specialization is open. We are particularly interested in individuals with considerable experience in language instruction and teaching/research expertise in Italian culture across the centuries, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: language pedagogy, film studies, ecocriticism, women, gender and sexuality studies. This is a non-tenured and non-tenurable full-time position. The teaching load is five courses, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses their teaching philosophy, research interests as well as commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (two complete sets of course evaluations for two different classes) via Interfolio at the following link, Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Address all inquiries to Mouhamédoul Niang, Chair of Italian Search Committee (


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personal decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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