Job position as Assistant Professor of Italian and Film Studies

Oct 29, 2014 599

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC) at the University of Maryland in College Park invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Italian and Film Studies beginning in Fall 2015. The area of specialization should be Italian Cinema with a strong interest in global and transnational film cultures. We seek a scholar with the ability to teach a wide range of courses in Italian language, literature, and film as well as post-war Italian culture and intellectual history.

The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate education and ready to contribute to existing initiatives in SLLC and in the College of Arts and Humanities such as the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE). The candidate should also be committed to working within the expanding program in Film Studies. Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly promise required. Publications are preferred. Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, and a Ph.D. in hand by May 15, 2015.

This position is contingent on the continued availability of funds.

For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, including a short description of current research plans, a CV, the names and email addresses for three references, and a 25-30 page writing sample (published article or work-in-progress). Applications must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application system at

Please address inquiries to search committee co-chairs Joseph Falvo (Italian) and Hester Baer (Film Studies and German).


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