Assistant or Associate Professor in Modern Italian Literature

University of Chicago in Illinois

Deadline December 15, 2014
Date Posted August 6, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Italian: The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago invites applications for a faculty position in modern Italian literature and culture (1850 to present) at the assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenure-track or tenured) level, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2015. Candidates should be able to demonstrate serious scholarly promise, commitment to excellence in teaching, native or near-native Italian and English, and a willingness to participate fully in a vibrant program with strong ties to neighboring disciplines in humanities, arts, and social sciences. For assistant-level candidates, PhD or defended dissertation by June 30, 2015, is highly preferred. Applications must include a letter of interest/cover letter, CV, and writing sample. Applications must also include three letters of recommendation for applicants at the assistant level and a list of three referees for those applying at the associate level. If the writing sample is in Italian, a second one in English would be welcome, although not required. All materials, except letters of recommendation for assistant-level applicants and a list of referees for associate-level applicants, must be submitted online via the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at, posting #02292. Recommendation letters for assistant-level applicants must be submitted by your referees or a portfolio service (such as Interfolio) either through the Academic Careers website (strongly preferred) or by email to A list of referees for associate-level applicants must be submitted through the Academic Careers website (strongly preferred) or by email to For full consideration, all materials must be received by November 1, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; no materials will be accepted after December 15, 2014. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Inquiries may be addressed to Jennifer Hurtarte at For information on the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, please consult All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.