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University of Denver - Assistant Professor of Italian

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The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire an Assistant Professor of Italian to begin September 1, 2014. The successful candidate will join the University of Denver's vibrant Italian program, which offers both an undergraduate major and minor. Italian at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the study of the Italian language, its manifestations in history and the study of past and present literary and artistic facets of Italian culture. Italian faculty members enjoy substantial programming and financial support from the Anna Maglione-Sie Endowment in Italian Culture.

This is a tenure-track position with full benefits. The teaching load is six classes per year on a quarter calendar. Salary is competitive. Area of specialization: 20th-and 21st-century Italian literature, cultural studies and/or film studies. The successful appointed candidate is expected to teach all levels of undergraduate language, literature and culture. Minimum requirements: native or near native fluency in Italian and English and PhD in Italian or related field required by June 1, 2014.

All applicants must apply online at and attach a letter of application and CV. Candidates should describe experiences related to teaching, research and/or service that demonstrate a similar commitment in their letter. Candidates are also encouraged to describe experiences related to teaching, research and/or service influenced by considerations of diversity and inclusiveness. In addition, please send three letters of recommendation, official transcript of graduate studies, statement of teaching philosophy (limit 1 page) and evidence of excellence in undergraduate Italian instruction to: Italian Search Committee, Victor Castellani, Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2013. We will be conducting first-round interviews at the January 2014 MLA convention in Chicago, IL.