Lecturer in Italian at Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, NY

The Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University is conducting a search for a Lecturer in Italian. A description of the position follows; all information & application details can be found at this link:




Stony Brook, NY, United States

Open Date

Nov 08, 2023


Jan 08, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University is conducting a search for a Lecturer in Italian.

This position will be central to reinforcing and expanding education in Italian language and culture at Stony Brook. The position will involve language teaching at various levels, as well as contributing to the teaching of Italian cultures. Other responsibilities include enriching the minor in Italian American Studies, contributing to the overall development and coordination of the Italian curriculum, and collaborating with the Center for Italian Studies.

This is a full-time appointment with an initial two-year term, renewable. Reappointment and retention are contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluations.

The salary is $65,000 plus location pay.  Lecturers teach three courses per semester, hold office hours, serve on committees, and participate in curriculum development and assessment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a PhD (or foreign equivalent) qualification in a field relevant to the teaching of Italian language and cultures.
  • Candidates must have experience in teaching Italian at the university level.
  • Candidates must have a high level (native or equivalent) of proficiency in both spoken and written Italian and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A specialization in one or more of the following areas: Transnational,  Postcolonial, Decolonial and Black Italian Studies; Language Teaching methodology.
  • At least 2 years of university-level teaching experience in relevant areas.
  • Interest in and experience with teaching online, synchronous and asynchronous courses.
  • Interest and experience in language teaching methodologies with special attention to multi- and translingual education, translation studies.

Application Instructions

Please upload a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for undergraduate courses in Italian language & Italian/Italian American culture, recent teaching evaluations, diversity statement, and at least two letters of recommendation on Interfolio using the following link:http://apply.interfolio.com/135923  All documents must be in English.

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Deadline: Jan. 8, 2024; applications and/or additional documentation will not be accepted after this date.

For eventual queries, please contact Professor Loredana Polezzi, Search Committee Chair (loredana.polezzi@stonybrook.edu), Department of Languages & Cultural Studies, 2127 Humanities Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5359.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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