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Assistant Professor (tenure track), Italian Studies
Italian & French Studies
Assistant Professor (tenure track), Italian Studies

The Department of Italian and French Studies at St. Jerome’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Italian Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020 (subject to budgetary approval). The successful candidate will hold a PhD or its equivalent in Italian Studies or in a PhD program in which Italian language and culture were the central focus, and possess native or near-native fluency in both Italian and English. Demonstrated competence in Italian language pedagogy, including technology-assisted learning, is paramount. Experience of innovation in the area of teaching and learning is also an asset.

The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate level, have an active program of research and publication, and should be committed to participating in administrative service. The candidate will teach Italian language courses as well as culture courses taught in English. Other pedagogical responsibilities will include: student advising; curriculum development, which may include the creation and teaching of online courses; and the promotion and coordination of experiential learning opportunities, both in the local Italian community and in Italy. We seek a candidate willing to make significant contributions to the growth of our program and to work collaboratively with other Arts disciplines, as well as other universities, in implementing departmental program plans.

Italian Studies at St. Jerome’s University offers courses in Italian language, literature, and culture to over 400 students a year. Students have the possibility of earning a Minor in Italian Studies. For further information on the Department, visit

Faculty members must meet a high standard of teaching excellence, have a strong sense of collegiality, demonstrate a commitment to service, and develop a solid research agenda. As of May 1, 2019, the base salary for an Assistant Professor is $81,866.

Complete applications from interested candidates will include:

  • cover letter detailing interest in and suitability for the position
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching dossier with a statement of teaching philosophy – include evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching
  • outline of a research agenda
  • two sample publications, one in English, one in Italian
  • contact information for three referees – to be contacted if your application is shortlisted

Please send applications by email to Dr. Kerry Lappin-Fortin, Chair, Department of Italian and French Studies, St. Jerome’s University: All applications must be submitted by January 3, 2020.

St. Jerome’s University, situated on the University of Waterloo campus, is a public Roman Catholic university federated with the University of Waterloo. The University is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty and students from all faiths and backgrounds. St. Jerome’s University is also committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Candidates requiring accommodation should contact the Director of Human Resources. For further information, visit

Last Submission Date: 
Friday, 03 Jan, 2020