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Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Italian

Villanova University

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Posting Number: 20231005F
Position Title: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Italian
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/9-months
Department: 140- Romance Languages & Literature
Position Summary:
The Program of Italian Studies at Villanova invites applications for a Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship, starting in the fall semester 2023. The fellowship is renewable for up to two years, for a total of 3 years. We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to teaching highly motivated undergraduates at all levels of the curriculum. The research specialization is open, but we wish to augment our current faculty’s interests. Our faculty’s areas of expertise range from medieval culture to modern design, fashion, and literature.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Fellow typically teaches three courses per semester and will have opportunities to design classes for each level of the curriculum. Additional teaching opportunities may be available, such as in the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program (ACS) for first-year students. ACS is an interdisciplinary seminar dedicated to the Catholic intellectual Tradition, especially as regards the dignity of the person, human solidarity, and the common good. The fellow also participates in the Italian Program’s meetings and events, with minimal service expectations.
Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a PhD in Italian or other relevant discipline. The degree should have been conferred after August 2018; applicants without a PhD must receive their degree by August 1, 2023.
Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated competence in instructional pedagogies, and the capacity to create innovative language and culture courses. In addition to quality teaching, the successful candidate should have a research program with the potential to produce publications that will impact our discipline. We seek applicants whose teaching and research has prepared them to contribute to Villanova’s values of veritas, unitas, and caritas.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Special Message to Applicants:
Applicants should submit the following materials online at : Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, Copies of unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), Teaching statement about pedagogy and curriculum, Sample syllabi (introductory or intermediate course, upper-level seminar), and contact information for three (3) references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. James Kriesel, Director of the Italian Studies Program, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster, Villanova, PA 19085. Application materials should be submitted before Friday, April 14, 2023. Questions about the position can be sent to Dr. James Kriesel at
Posting Date: 02/15/2023
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):
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Job Classification: faculty

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