Italian (Lecturer)

August 31, 2020

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Italian. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for teaching undergraduate language courses in Italian at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, with the possibility of introductory courses to literature and culture. Other responsibilities may include: student advising and placement, curriculum development, and service on administrative committees as assigned by the Head. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year (typically expressed as eight 3-credit courses across the 12-month period of appointment) and service assignments.

This is a full-time position for an initial term of three years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Italian Studies, Italian Language, Applied Linguistics or relevant field. Candidates must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills in Italian, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate established competence in foreign language pedagogy, technology-assisted instruction, and knowledge of current issues and methods in teaching Italian as a second language. A good understanding of CEFR-informed teaching and assessment practices is an asset.

Additional information about the UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies may be found at

Applications are to be submitted via this online form:

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, student evaluations and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide a one-page statement about their experience working with a diverse student body and their contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the application deadline, via email to with the subject line “Lecturer position in Italian.” Enquiries may be made to the Chair of the Search Committee at

Review of applications will begin soon after October 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.