Lecturer in Italian
University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences
United States


The Department of Romance Languages invites applications for a full-time Lecturer.  This is not a tenure-track position.  The full-time Lecturer will teach all levels of undergraduate Italian language and culture in an undergraduate program committed to dynamic language instruction.  The full-time Lecturer will teach two undergraduate courses of elementary through advanced language and culture courses, and two graduate-level pedagogy courses per year.  The full-time Lecturer will also serve as Undergraduate Chair in Italian and Director of the Italian Language Program.  Native or near-native linguistic ability in Italian, teaching experience at the university level, and excellent teaching credentials are required. MA required, Ph.D. preferred.

Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and under-represented communities. 

Candidates should apply online at: apply.interfolio.com/74690. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation.  The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage applicants to upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as a teaching portfolio including, if available: 1) teaching evaluations, 2) sample syllabi, assignments and assessments, etc., and 3) statement of professional development.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  This appointment will start July 2020.

The Department of Romance Languages is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html.) The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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