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Tenure-Track Position in Italian

University of Calgary

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a tenure-track position in Italian at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2019.

The areas of specialization are the teaching of Italian language (both written and oral) as well as Italian literature and culture of the medieval and early modern periods. The teaching duties for Instructors are normally seven courses per year.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Italian language and culture, participate in curriculum/program and materials development, maintain currency in the scholarship of teaching and learning at university level language programs, and take active part in course coordination and student advising and mentoring. Service at the school, university and community levels is also expected.

The successful candidate will have a PhD with a specialization in Italian literature and culture with a focus on the medieval and early modern periods. The Italian program is seeking to develop its curriculum to provide students with enhanced opportunities to work across disciplines, when they approach topics, texts, and discussions, especially across language, literature, culture, and philosophy. Thus, additional expertise in related disciplines, particularly in philosophy, up to and through these periods is required. Native or near-native competence in Italian is essential. Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level is required. Teaching excellence can be demonstrated by presenting a record of relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level, evidence of pedagogical innovation, and successful experience in developing undergraduate curricula, as well as in student supervision and mentorship. Expertise in language assessment and/or competence in other languages taught in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures is also required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with colleagues in other language programs through the University of Calgary’s Language Research Centre (

The Division of Spanish Studies and Italian Studies is a research-intensive unit within the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures with high standards in teaching, research, and community engagement. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and teaching, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the School, please visit
Applications in PDF format should include an application letter written in English; a detailed curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier with sample of course outlines, a concise statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy written in English, and evidence of teaching excellence. Three reference contacts, as well as written permission to the Chair of the Selection Committee to communicate with the contacts for letters of reference, should be sent by the applicant via the apply now process by the deadline indicated below. To facilitate the review process, candidates are encouraged to limit their application to the above-mentioned materials.

To ensure their full consideration, interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the UCalgary Career Site. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents):

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae, written in English, including the name and contact information of three referees, and written permission to the Chair of the Selection Committee to contact the referees for letters of references
• Concise statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy written in English, and evidence of teaching excellence
• Teaching dossier with sample of course outlines

All applications must be received by April 13, 2019 at which time the Academic Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications to select applicants to invite for on-site interviews.

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We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada. In this regard, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No).

In 2018, the University of Calgary was chosen as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide staff, faculty, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, respects, appreciates and encourages diversity, and we encourage diverse applicants to apply for this position. A number of resources are available on campus to support diversity and inclusion on campus, including two daycares, the Q Centre, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Protected Disclosure, the Native Centre, and the Women’s Resource Centre. For more information, please visit

Additional Information
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