Full-time, one-year position, renewable, beginning August 1, 2022, to teach graduate and undergraduate literature and culture courses. Teaching load of 2 courses per semester. Primary specialization in Medieval Italian literature and culture is required. We are particularly interested in scholars engaged in innovative cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary research involving additional fields such as early music, visual studies, Mediterranean studies, digital humanities, material studies, gender studies, critical theory, etc., and who are enthusiastic about bringing such innovations into the classroom at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both Italian and English.
The IU College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement Required
Our department emphasizes diversity and inclusion in all areas of activity: teaching, research, and service. It is our ultimate goal to create a working and learning environment where people of diverse gender identities, sexualities, ethnicities, origins, religions, abilities and socio-economic status feel welcomed and supported in their personal, academic, and professional development and growth.
We seek to understand diverse populations throughout the Francophone and Italian worlds, with an emphasis on cultural products, literature, cinema, art, and language. Through our research and teaching, we use diversity as a critical tool to look, for example, at the colonial past of France and Italy, as well as racially biased ideology and practices in historical and contemporary contexts. For more information, please, consult our course offerings.
In order to include nontraditional and underserved student populations, we make online courses available to those who might find it difficult to participate in traditional on-campus activities. We engage in collaboration with high school teachers and students to make our courses more accessible to younger students. We strive to diversify our course offerings and teaching formats in order to respond to different education goals and learning styles, and we constantly aim to improve our approach to advising and mentoring to meet the needs of different student populations. In our everyday teaching we strive to create an inclusive classroom environment.
If you are interested in being considered for a position in our department, your application must include a brief diversity statement (no longer than 300 words). We encourage candidates who have unique perspectives and/or experiences that can further our department's diversity and inclusion efforts. Please provide specific examples that demonstrate your commitment and ability to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion, while also discussing your plans to meet and enhance our diversity goals.
PhD in Italian Studies required by August 15, 2022. Candidates should have native or near-native command of Italian and English; a proven record in teaching with a commitment to undergraduate as well as graduate instruction; interest in curricular development and the principles of a liberal arts education; and a strong or promising record of publications in established peer-reviewed journals, according to experience. H-1B sponsorship is not available for this position.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.