Full-time non-tenure-track, fixed-term Lecturer in Italian language, civilization, film at Gonzaga U. – Spokane, WA

The Modern Languages and Literature Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track, fixed-term Lecturer in Italian language, civilization, film and/or literature for the fall 2024-spring 2025 academic year. Teaching responsibilities include 24 credit, or equivalent, annual course load. The successful
candidate will be prepared to teach three lower division language courses (beginning and/or intermediate) and one advanced language course per semester.

Position starts August, 16, 2024.

Required Qualifications:
• Masters in Italian or closely related field with an open field of specialization in Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, or Literature.
• Evidence of effective and reflective college-level teaching in an undergraduate Italian program.
• Evidence of Italian, and English near-native/native proficiency.
• Evidence of inclusive, equity- and diversity-minded teaching practices.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Italian or closely related field with an open field of specialization in Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, or Literature.

Job Duties:
The Department is committed to an inclusive learning environment and to increasing the diversity of the campus community. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s mission, colleagues should
demonstrate, via teaching, research, and/or service, a strong commitment to Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic identity and mission which include issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities. The successful colleague will demonstrate excellence in reflective, effective, and inclusive teaching of undergraduate Italian courses. Teaching responsibilities include a 24-credit, or equivalent, annual course load across the breadth of the Italian program curriculum. The successful colleague will support and collaborate with the Italian Program coordinator in student recruitment and program development initiatives.

Who we are:
Gonzaga University sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, in the state of Washington, along the Spokane River. We exist on the historical lands of Salish speaking tribes in the Inland Northwest’s
most metropolitan region. Spokane is Washington’s second largest city and is home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and shopping districts, with considerable variety in food and beverage amenities. We are a short distance from hiking, skiing, rafting, and climbing locations. At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone
here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

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Application Procedure:
To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs, complete an online application, and submit: (1) a cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae,
(3) a statement of language teaching philosophy that demonstrates your responsiveness to the academic and psychosocial needs of students from diverse backgrounds, including evidence of
effective and reflective college-level teaching in an undergraduate Italian program, (4) a statement on inclusive, equity-minded teaching with a focus on Gonzaga’s humanistic identity and mission,
(5) unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts, (6) three letters of recommendation submitted separately by evaluator (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Ben Semple, Italian Program Search Committee, modernlanguages@gonzaga.edu. For assistance with your online application, call 509-313-6733.

Review of applications will begin June 19, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed
EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected
veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

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