Assistant Professor of instruction in Italian

Northwestern University’s Department of French and Italian invites applications for a renewable teaching track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction in Italian, to begin September 1, 2020. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with a path to promotion. The initial contract is for two years and requires nine units of teaching over three quarters. The successful candidate will work with existing faculty in Italian and teach primarily at the elementary and intermediate levels. Native or near-native proficiency in Italian and in English and prior experience in teaching Italian as FL/L2 required. PhD or ABD in Italian or in a related field preferred.  A commitment to professional development, research, and/or creative work in language pedagogy, linguistics, Italian studies, or related fields is highly desired.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, student course evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address excellence in teaching) in PDF format.

Applications will be given primary consideration if received by Nov 18, 2019. Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide sample syllabi and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Address inquiries to Elizabeth Murray at

Application Deadline:  November 18, 2019.  For full instructions on how to apply, please visit:

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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