The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks a tenure-track candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Italian, with expertise in Italian or Italian Studies, for academic year 2021-22. The successful candidate will be joining one of the most diverse departments at Loyola, with more than 20 full-time faculty members who teach modern European as well as lesser-taught languages—Polish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese—with over 13 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Spanish. For more information about the department's faculty and academic programs, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/modernlang/index.shtml.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Duties and Responsibilities: Candidates will assume the direction of the Italian Studies Major while teaching 4 courses per year in such areas as Italian Language, Modern and Contemporary Italian Studies, Italian Cinema, and Italian Culture and Civilization. The candidate's fields might include Postcolonial Studies, Transnational Studies and Migration Studies, Mediterranean Diasporic Texts and Methodologies, Women and Gender Studies, and Queer Studies. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Italian or Italian Studies at the time of appointment, as well as experience teaching all levels of language, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and the potential for distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Administrative experience in program or curriculum design is highly desirable as is interdisciplinary teaching and research. The candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, and should possess a diverse scholarly agenda and a commitment to working across disciplines and fields of studies, engaging in dialogue with scholars and research in such adjacent areas as Italian American Studies, the Honors Program, Women and Gender Studies, Latin American Studies, and Global and International Studies. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Internal Number: 14576
About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.