Assistant Professor of Italian Language and Culture (limited-term)
Applications are invited for a 3-year* limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence July 1, 2013. *The initial appointment will be for a 12-month period and may be renewed for up to two more years, subject to satisfactory performance appraisals, compliance with UBC agreements and policies, and availability of funds.
Candidates should have a specialization in the acquisition of Italian as a Second or Foreign Language and experience in using and developing language instruction technology on different platforms. The successful candidate for this position will teach Italian language and culture courses at all levels. He or she will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching, and to undertake student advising duties and other service assignments as appropriate in connection with the development of the Italian language program, and more generally within the Department.
A completed Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in Italian or an equivalent doctoral degree is required. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Italian, appropriate expertise in L2 and L3, as well as an excellent command of English to teach Italian Studies courses. They will also demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in research and teaching.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, as well as evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, and should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:
c/o Dr. André Lamontagne, Head
Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
The University of British Columbia
797-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1
Phone: 604-822-5746 / Fax: 604-822-6675
Completed applications must be received by March 1, 2013.
The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.
For information about the Department, visit www.fhis.ubc.ca.