Part-Time Italian Language Adjunct Faculty Position James Madison University – Harrisonburg, VA

The Foreign Languages Department at James Madison University is accepting applications for part-time Italian teachers to teach Italian Language courses at the beginner level during the Fall academic semester. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities:       

Instructors will teach 4-credit hour courses at the elementary level. Course delivery is in person on the campus of James Madison University. Available sections to teach will vary based on enrollment needs, and instructor pay will be based on enrollment numbers. The academic semester begins two weeks prior to the first day of classes each semester. Duties are for the academic semester and include course preparation, lecturing, leading discussion, grading, holding weekly office hours, participating in the meetings of the Italian unit, and managing courses through Canvas, the Learning Management System in use at James Madison University.


-Minimum of a B.A. in Italian, Italian Studies, Linguistics with an advanced graduate degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language. MA preferred.
-Native or near-native fluency in Italian.
-Prior experience teaching Italian as a Foreign or Second Language in public/private schools, colleges, universities, Italian Cultural Institutes, or private language schools in the US or abroad.
-Be able to manage courses through a Learning Management System.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting number 20000535. Review of applications begins 8/3/2024. Pay is commensurate with experience.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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