The Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, solicits applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking a specialist in Italian Studies (13th-16th centuries) with broader interdisciplinary and trans-cultural focus in the area of Mediterranean Studies. This position will be in Italian Studies, but the candidate will have the opportunity to serve as an important link to Medieval Studies, the Middle Eastern Minor, the Program in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and/or Hebrew and Judaic Studies.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Italian Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, or a related field by June 1, 2014; native or near-native command of Italian and English; evidence of an active research agenda; strong commitment to innovative teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Research specialization in the following possible areas: migration, race, and slavery; symbolic, cultural, material trade and exchange with the Levant or Africa; cultural and intellectual exchange and interaction with Southern, Central, and Northern Europe, or the Ottoman Empire, or the Judaic and Levantine intellectual traditions. Knowledge of Arabic or another non-European language.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidates please apply at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/facult/ and submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, and an article-length writing sample by January 25, 2014. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. If you have questions or need further information you may contact Dr. Rosa Helena Chinchilla vie email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Members of populations traditionally under-represented in US institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply. (2014325)