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

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines

  1. Hamilton College (NY, USA). Assistant Professor in Italian. 11/09/2020. TT, FT. Updates: 

The Department of German, Russian, Italian and Arabic (GRIA) at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Italian language and society at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2021. We are interested in hiring an interdisciplinary scholar whose work and teaching focus on contemporary Italian culture, and whose teaching and research can also contribute to one or more of the College’s other departments or interdisciplinary programs. We seek a scholar with a strong record of excellence in teaching Italian at all levels, as well as experience in building a successful language program that engages students creatively both in the classroom and with co-curricular activities. The person hired will teach both Italian language classes and courses relevant to their interests and areas of expertise. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment. While we will consider advanced ABD candidates, Ph.D. in Italian, Italian Studies, or related field is preferred.

The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Candidates should submit a cover letter, c.v., and teaching portfolio via Interfolio at Letters of reference will be requested from candidates selected for the first round of interviews. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Heather Merrill, Search Committee Chair, at [[1]]. Our review of applications will begin on November 9,2020.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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.

3. 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.

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