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Department of

Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Employment Opportunities

The University of San Diego is an independent Catholic university and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full-Time, Tenure Track | Visiting | Adjunct | Teaching Assistant

Full-Time, Tenure Track

No openings at this time.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures at the University of San Diego
(http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/languages/)

Job Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
(Position starting in January 2016 for the Spring Semester)

We invite applications for a non-tenure-track position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian with a three-year contract, renewed annually, and the possibility of further renewals thereafter, beginning January 2016. We seek a generalist who can teach Italian language, literature, and culture courses, and contribute to the intellectual environment and the general growth of our program in Italian Studies. The candidate must have a strong commitment to both teaching and scholarly achievement, as well as enthusiasm and innovation in teaching Italian and Italian Studies. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand by start date (or advanced ABD), native or near-native fluency in Italian and English, experience teaching Italian at all levels of the curriculum and developing upper-division courses. Expertise and/or the ability to teach interdisciplinary courses on medieval and early modern Italy is a plus. The position entails a teaching load of 3-4 courses per semester and some service contributions to program development. Application materials must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial copy of graduate transcripts, 4) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) complete samples of student-written teaching evaluations, 5) a video recording of the candidate teaching an Italian language class, 6) a sample syllabus, 7) sample of scholarship, and 8) three recent letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of application materials is required; please send materials to languages@sandiego.edu. Inquiries may be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Loredana Di Martino, at ldm@sandiego.edu. Candidates whose complete dossier is received by September 1st, 2015 will be given priority consideration. Initial interviews may be conducted by phone or Skype. USD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

Adjunct Positions

Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures at the University of San Diego
(http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/languages/)

Job Announcement: Lecturer or Adjunct Instructor of Arabic
(Position starting Fall 2015)

We invite applications for a non-tenure-track position as Lecturer or Adjunct Instructor of Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) for the Fall Semester 2015 - classes start on September 2, 2015. The successful candidate will receive a semester-long contract, but with the possibility of renewal for Spring 2016 and thereafter. We seek a generalist who can teach Arabic language, literature, and culture, and contribute to the intellectual environment and the general growth of our Arabic Program, which includes a four-semester sequence (101, 102, 201, and 202), in addition to Arabic literature in translation courses. The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching Arabic at all levels with enthusiasm and innovation. Required qualifications include an M.A. or Ph.D. in hand by start date, native or near-native fluency in Arabic and English, and experience teaching Arabic language, literature, and culture. The demonstrated ability to continue developing the curriculum in the Arabic Program is a plus. The position entails a teaching load of 2-3 courses per semester and some service contributions to program development. Application materials must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial copy of graduate transcripts, 4) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) complete samples of recent student-written teaching evaluations, and 5) two recent letters of recommendation. Electronic submission of application materials is required; please send materials to languages@sandiego.edu. Inquiries may be made to the department chair, Dr. Kevin Guerrieri, at kevin2@sandiego.edu. Candidates whose complete dossier is received by July 31, 2015 will be given priority consideration, but search will remain open until position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted in early August. USD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

Teaching Assistantships

We do not employ teaching assistants.