Assistant Professor of Italian
The University of Arizona - Department of French and Italian
United States

Position Summary

The University of Arizona located in Tucson, Arizona is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Assistant Professor of Italian. This tenure-eligible position is in the Department of French & Italian Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) in the College of Humanities located at 1423 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721. The department is proud to have one of the largest Italian programs in the United States.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities below, there is incidental domestic and international travel to possibly teach at the Arizona in Italy program, attend seminars, conferences, research areas, and meetings. This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check.

The Department of French & Italian Studies strongly supports the University of Arizona's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives, which are designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the Department and the University.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach two (2) courses per semester based on departmental needs for undergraduate and graduate major
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers
  • Actively recruit Italian majors and minors
  • Maintain an active research and publication agenda
  • Engage in service through committee work and outreach

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Bilingual in Italian and English (ability to read, write and speak in the English and Italian languages)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Italian studies or equivalent
  • Bilingual in Italian and English (ability to read, write and speak in the English and Italian languages)
  • Incidental domestic and international travel to possibly teach at the Arizona in Italy programs, and for seminars, conference, research areas, and meetings

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information: Tenure-Eligible (TE)

FTE: 1.0

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay: $64,500

Job Category: Faculty

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Number: F21992

Contact Information for Candidates

Jennifer Murphy

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary

  • Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. The three professional references that you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you.
  • Writing Sample 1: should be a research writing sample no longer than 25 pages
  • Portfolio: must include at least two syllabi [one lower-division and one upper division] reflecting innovative, research-informed teaching, sample teaching materials, and teaching evaluations

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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