Colby College – professor in Italian

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What, when & where

The Department of French and Italian at Colby College is seeking an Assistant Professor in Italian for a continuing full-time position, to begin September 1, 2019. 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, however, 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: film studies, eco-criticism, and Digital Humanities. This is a non-tenured and non-tenurable full-time position, with a teaching load of five courses per year, at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Deadline & how to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, a representative sample of current scholarship, and evidence of equitable and inclusive teaching excellence, e.g., two sample syllabi and 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 Adrianna Paliyenko, Chair of Italian Search Committee (

Other info, Links & conditions

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:


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