Department: Italian Department Posting Removal Date: Posting Number: F003P
For full consideration applicants should apply by: 02/01/2021
About Vassar College Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.
Position Introduction The Department of Italian at Vassar College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position for the academic year 2021-22.
AA Statement Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position Description Our ideal candidate is an expert in Italian Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture with a secondary focus in science and information, environmental or gender studies. A specialization in Dante studies is preferred. Demonstrated excellence in language pedagogy as well as experience teaching Italian literature and culture in Italian and English are required. Teaching load is five courses a year.
How to Apply Candidates should submit:-A letter of application-CV -Graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application)-At least three letters of recommendation-Writing sample (max. 20 pages)-Diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements -A syllabus for an undergraduate Dante course in English-Two sets of student evaluationsApplications should be addressed to the search committee and submitted at http://employment.vassar.edu/postings/1684. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2021. Address any questions to Simona Bondavalli via email at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on February 1 and continue until the position has been filled.
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.