Romance Languages Assistant Professor in Italian

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Romance Languages

The Italian Studies Division in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Italian Studies. Ph.D. is required to be in hand at the time of application. 

The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Italian, a strong background in 19th, 20th, 21st century literature, the ability to teach large courses in English. We welcome candidates with competence in Cinema and Performance studies as secondary fields of specialization. 

The candidate is expected to maintain a research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate and graduate student body. Candidates must possess the skills to teach compelling courses in Italian language and culture at all levels. Evidence of excellent teaching is required and previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. 

Submit applications online at Please include letter of application, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit letters to the website. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Italian Studies Division in the Department of Romance Languages is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: 
The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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