The Department of Italian Studies and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the field of Italian Cinema. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing, July 1, 2016. The University of Toronto faculty appointments will be to the Department of Italian Studies (67%) and Cinema Studies Institute (33%). We are seeking a scholar whose major field of research is Italian Cinema and Modern Literature (19th and 20th centuries) and who has a proven record of publications in the field of Italian Cinema Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the above mentioned areas in both Units as well as Italian language courses. An active research interest in 19th-20th-century Italian Literature and in Language Teaching and Learning would be regarded as a special asset. The candidate must have excellent oral and written Italian language skills. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is required, as evidenced by documents submitted (samples of publications in Italian, student surveys and evaluations, letters from referees, course outlines, etc.). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online via this link by the closing date November 1 2015. The general guidelines for submissions can be found here. Applications should include a cover letter, a statement of current and future research and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and materials relevant to research and teaching experience (e.g., sample publication in Italian as well as in English, course outlines and handouts, student survey results). We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements; 2) Publications.
Applicants should arrange three letters of reference (at least one of which should focus on teaching) to be sent directly by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to Gloria Cernivivo by the closing date. To receive full consideration, applications and all materials must be received by November 1, 2015. Gloria Cernivo will also respond to any questions about the position.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.