Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Italian advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

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  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines

1. University of Virginia (Virginia, USA). Assistant Professor, General Faculty for Italian. Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate courses in language, culture, or literature in Italian at all levels; second-language acquisition; and women's and gender studies. Position posted Aug. 7, 2020; begins Aug. 25, 2020. NT. FT.

2. Colorado College One-Semester Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Italian, Fall 2021 (Sabbatical Replacement)

The Department of Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian Studies of the Colorado College invites applications for a One-Semester Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Italian for the Fall of 2021 to commence in late August 2021. Field of specialization is open with a preference for candidates who will offer topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion. The teaching load is three courses on the block plan ( This position is a non-renewable sabbatical replacement.

Native or near-native command of Italian and English, a strong teaching record, Ph.D. in hand or imminent are required. Field of specialization is open.

Colorado College and the Italian Program are strongly committed to antiracism, diverse perspectives and inclusive and equitable practices and policies.  Candidates should indicate their commitment to DEI and antiracism in their application material and can find information about our antiracism plan here:

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Applicants should submit the following by January 15, 2021: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement with titles and descriptions of the three courses you would offer. The statement should also address how you would modify your teaching on the block plan:, how you include topics relative to diversity, equity and inclusion in your courses, and how you implement inclusion in your pedagogy ; 4) a DEI statement; and 5) three letters of recommendation to

A select group of candidates will then be invited for interview via Zoom.

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