Senior Lecturer in Italian

University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences

United States

The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time Senior Lecturer position in Italian starting Fall 2021. This is not a tenure-track position. The teaching load is two-three courses per year, depending on enrollments. The Senior Lecturer will teach at the undergraduate level, with the possibility of teaching graduate seminars, in a program committed to excellence as well as to students’ intellectual and personal growth. M.A. in Italian or a related field required.

The successful candidate will have native or bilingual proficiency in Italian and English, a strong background in 20th and 21st century Italian literature, and a commitment to textual and cultural analysis as well as interdisciplinary approaches. We would be particularly interested in candidates with specializations in Critical Theory, Global Literature, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The candidate is expected to maintain a research program that inspires a highly motivated student body. Candidates must possess the skills to teach compelling courses in Italian and English. At least one academic year (9 months) of teaching experience at the university level is required and previous experience in mentoring successful undergraduate research is 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.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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: of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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