The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor of Italian Studies beginning in Fall 2015, with a specialization in Italian Medieval or Renaissance studies.
The successful candidate will be required to teach culture courses in his/her area of specialization and upper-level language courses on contemporary Italy, from a multidisciplinary perspective, not limited to literature and including art, philosophy, cultural studies, politics, and business. In addition to a 3/2 teaching load, the candidate will advise students, maintain an active research program, participate in study abroad program, provide service to the department and the college, and develop initiatives for program growth.
Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by August 2015, native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, a commitment to undergraduate education, competence in foreign language pedagogy.
Applications should be submitted on-line at https://jobs.villanova.edu, and should include: letter of application, unofficial graduate school transcripts, curriculum vitae, a writing sample and a statement of Contribution to University of Villanova Mission. In addition, at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Mercedes Juliá, Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085. Review of applications will begin March 10th, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Villanova University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order. Diversity and Inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University Mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative employer, and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University Mission and values.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Villanova University, 800 E Lancaster Ave., SAC 339
Villanova, PA 19085