Assistant Professor of Italian and French

Assistant Professor of Italian and French


Job Description:

We seek a full-time tenure-track assistant professor of Early Modern Literary and Cultural Studies with expertise in Italy, France, and the Mediterranean beginning September 1, 2016. The typical teaching course load is two courses a semester. Responsibilities include teaching Italian and French upper-level courses in literature and culture of the Early Modern period through the 19th century (in the original languages), comparative courses for a new departmental major, and Italian language at all levels. Research interests might include the correlation between literary, material and visual cultures and comparative interests that go beyond customary boundaries of Italian and French Studies.


Minimum requirements include native or near-native fluency in Italian, French and English and a Ph.D. in hand by appointment date. A proven ability to create and teach innovative interdisciplinary courses with broad appeal in English and experience in curricular and extra-curricular program development are highly desirable.

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, CV, evidence of undergraduate teaching excellence, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online:

For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by December 1, 2015.