The Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Transnational Italian Studies whose scholarship engages multiethnic Italy, Italys colonial past, and/or African diasporas in Italy. We seek a scholar with a research agenda in both screen studies and literature. Preference will be given to candidates with proven interdisciplinary interests in fields such as Mediterranean studies; human rights and critical refugee studies; race/racialization theory; de-colonization and empire studies; and/or gender studies.
We seek a colleague who will: develop General Education courses in English that appeal to a diverse student body; teach joint French-Italian graduate seminars (in English); advise our graduate students; and connect and collaborate with students and colleagues from departments and centers across our campus, such as Comparative Studies; African American and African Studies; Film Studies; Womens, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and The Mershon Center for International Security Studies.
Education and Experience Requirements
Required:Native or near-native proficiency in Italian and English; PhD in Italian studies or a related field required at time of appointment which is August 15, 2024. ABDs welcome to apply. Applicants should demonstrate achievement or strong promise of scholarly success.
Desired: Candidates should demonstrate attentiveness to building a diverse intellectual community in alignment with Ohio States shared values(see below).
How to Apply
A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.
You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:
Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a brief summary of your academic background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, service, funding, and publications.
Attachment 3: Research Statement: Summary of your past research accomplishments, current work/research, and proposal for your future research plan as a faculty member.
Attachment 4: Teaching Statement: A statement of your approaches, experience and philosophy regarding your teaching, learning, and mentoring.
Attachment 5: Writing Sample of up to 25 pages (in English or Italian).
You will be sent an email with instructions to provide names and contact information for three reference letters following submission of your application materials.
Review of applications will begin on NOV. 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jonathan Combs-Schilling at email@example.com.
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