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Towson University
Towson, Maryland 21252
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Assistant Professor, Italian

Department of Foreign Languages

College of Liberal Arts




The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Italian position in the Department of Foreign Languages beginning August 2020.



PhD in Italian at time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in Italian is required.



Ability to teach a second language is a plus, preferably one currently taught in the department. Teaching experience at the various levels of undergraduate instruction in Italian is expected, as is a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Research specialty is open, with demonstrated ability to teach Italian language, literature, and culture, as needed for the Italian Minor program.


Department Information:

The Foreign Languages Department (https://www.towson.edu/cla/departments/foreignlanguages/) offers majors in French, French Education, Spanish, and Spanish Education; minors in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish; courses in Arabic, Greek (Ancient), Hebrew (Biblical and Modern), Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili; and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Professional Spanish.


Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.


Application Process

Applications received by December 10, 2019 will receive full consideration. Electronic submissions are welcome. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts to:


Margherita Pampinella

Italian, Search Chair

Department of Foreign Languages

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252



A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 


Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-3322.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.





Posted: 2019-10-01 Expires: 2019-10-31

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