French & Italian - Tenure Track Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor (Italian)

French & Italian - Tenure-track Assistant or Advanced Assistant Professor (Italian)
Date:  10/12/2012
The Italian program in the Department of French and Italian seeks to fill the Paganucci Professorship in Italian studies at the level of Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D., native or near-native fluency in Italian, and a strong research record.

Primary field expected in language and literature with expertise in Italian cultural studies desirable. Successful candidates will have teaching experience that prepares for teaching five courses per year at all undergraduate levels, in both Italian and English. We are seeking someone with organizational talent and leadership qualities who will assume significant responsibility for curriculum planning and student advising, and will become involved in the college community at-large.

For full consideration, send a complete application including:
  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • a representative sample of current scholarship, e.g., reprints of recently published work or a sample of work in progress, and
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, e.g., complete set of course evaluations for two different classes.

Submit application electronically to

Address all inquiries to:

Bénédicte Mauguière, Chair of Italian Search Committee
Department of French and Italian
Colby College
4656 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will take place at the 2013 MLA Convention in Boston.

Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs.

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