Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement Required

Our department emphasizes diversity and inclusion in all areas of activity: teaching, research, and service. It is our ultimate goal to create a working and learning environment where people of diverse gender identities, sexualities, ethnicities, origins, religions, abilities and socio-economic status feel welcomed and supported in their personal, academic, and professional development and growth.

We seek to understand diverse populations throughout the Francophone and Italian worlds, with an emphasis on cultural products, literature, cinema, art, and language. Through our research and teaching, we use diversity as a critical tool to look, for example, at the colonial past of France and Italy, as well as racially biased ideology and practices in historical and contemporary contexts. For more information, please, consult our course offerings.

In order to include nontraditional and underserved student populations, we make online courses available to those who might find it difficult to participate in traditional on-campus activities. We engage in collaboration with high school teachers and students to make our courses more accessible to younger students. We strive to diversify our course offerings and teaching formats in order to respond to different education goals and learning styles, and we constantly aim to improve our approach to advising and mentoring to meet the needs of different student populations. In our everyday teaching we strive to create an inclusive classroom environment.

If you are interested in being considered for a position in our department, your application must include a brief diversity statement (no longer than 300 words). We encourage candidates who have unique perspectives and/or experiences that can further our department’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Please provide specific examples that demonstrate your commitment and ability to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion, while also discussing your plans to meet and enhance our diversity goals.

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Title Visiting Assistant Professor: Italian Medievalist

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track

Department IU Bloomington French and Italian

Position Summary

Full-time, one-year position, renewable, beginning August 1, 2022, to teach graduate and undergraduate literature and culture courses. Teaching load of 2 courses per semester. Primary specialization in Medieval Italian literature and culture is required. We are particularly interested in scholars engaged in innovative cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary research involving additional fields such as early music, visual studies, Mediterranean studies, digital humanities, material studies, gender studies, critical theory, etc., and who are enthusiastic about bringing such innovations into the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both Italian and English.

The IU College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in Italian Studies required by August 15, 2022. Candidates should have native or near-native command of Italian and English; a proven record in teaching with a commitment to undergraduate as well as graduate instruction; interest in curricular development and the principles of a liberal arts education; and a strong or promising record of publications in established peer-reviewed journals, according to experience. H-1B sponsorship is not available for this position.

Department Contact for Questions

Isabel Piedmont-Smith, fritdept@iu.edu

Salary and Rank Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions

Diversity & Inclusion Statement Required

Our department emphasizes diversity and inclusion in all areas of activity: teaching, research, and service. It is our ultimate goal to create a working and learning environment where people of diverse gender identities, sexualities, ethnicities, origins, religions, abilities and socio-economic status feel welcomed and supported in their personal, academic, and professional development and growth.

We seek to understand diverse populations throughout the Francophone and Italian worlds, with an emphasis on cultural products, literature, cinema, art, and language. Through our research and teaching, we use diversity as a critical tool to look, for example, at the colonial past of France and Italy, as well as racially biased ideology and practices in historical and contemporary contexts. For more information, please, consult our course offerings.

In order to include nontraditional and underserved student populations, we make online courses available to those who might find it difficult to participate in traditional on-campus activities. We engage in collaboration with high school teachers and students to make our courses more accessible to younger students. We strive to diversify our course offerings and teaching formats in order to respond to different education goals and learning styles, and we constantly aim to improve our approach to advising and mentoring to meet the needs of different student populations. In our everyday teaching we strive to create an inclusive classroom environment.

If you are interested in being considered for a position in our department, your application must include a brief diversity statement (no longer than 300 words). We encourage candidates who have unique perspectives and/or experiences that can further our department’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Please provide specific examples that demonstrate your commitment and ability to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion, while also discussing your plans to meet and enhance our diversity goals.
For Best Consideration Date 01/10/2022
Expected Start Date 08/01/2022
OAA # 22109-05

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this position?What date did you earn or do you expect to earn your PhD and from which institution?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Ability
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. URL
  4. Video
  5. Other
  6. Publication 1
  7. Publication 2
  8. Publication 3
  9. Sample Syllabus
  10. Course Evaluation
  11. Proposed Course Description


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