Italian Lecturer

The Ohio State University

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Job Title:
Italian Lecturer

Arts and Sciences French and Italian

The Department of French and Italian seeks to hire one (1) full-time, non-tenure track lecturer in the field of Italian language teaching and instructional technology.

Summary of Duties:

Appointment terms are up to three academic years beginning in Autumn 2023, with the possibility of renewals based on positive performance and department needs. A full-time (100%) appointment entails teaching four undergraduate courses per semester. This appointment will have a two-course reduction (one course per semester) for service responsibilities assisting the director of the Italian language program in curriculum development and course coordination.  Teaching duties will include primarily elementary level language courses. Other expectations include interacting with students during regular office hours; attending meetings when required; and contributing to a positive work environment. Near-native or native Italian skills required. The Department of French and Italian at The Ohio State University is committed to advancing inclusion and equity in all its forms. We foster a culture of collegiality that values diversity and invite applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Italian, World Language Teaching, or related discipline;
  • native or near-native fluency in Italian and English;
  • record of excellence in teaching Italian language courses, especially at the college/university level;
  • strong understanding of instructional technology and current best practices in world language pedagogy;  
  • versatility to teach multiple levels, elementary through advanced;
  • ability to work collegially and effectively with both students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds as well as foster an inclusive classroom environment;
  • willingness to participate in professional development opportunities;
  • ability to teach either face-to-face or online, as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Italian with a focus in World Language Teaching or related discipline; or equivalent experience
  • experience in undergraduate language program coordination, teacher training, and/or intercultural learning
  • expertise with synchronous and asynchronous online tools for language teaching.

Application Instructions:

Submit the following required materials via Workday application

  • brief cover letter that explicitly addresses the summary of duties and qualifications
  • curriculum vitae
  • 2-3 recent, complete sets of teaching evaluations from students
  • teaching philosophy that discusses world language teaching and how it informs your classroom instruction.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information related to this position, please contact the Director of the Italian Language Program, Prof. April Weintritt, [email protected]

Additional Information:

The Department of French and Italian within the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Lecturer to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

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