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Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Languages

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction

Department: School of Global Studies and Languages
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

October 1, 2023; position open until filled

Required Application Materials

To ensure consideration, please apply by October 1, 2023, and include the following with your online application:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• One representative publication
• One-page Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion. This includes efforts to promote differences in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, religion, etc. Examples of contributions might include leading or participating in initiatives that focus on diversity, advocating for fair treatment of people from various backgrounds, or promoting open dialogue about diversity and inclusion. If you haven't contributed to diversity in previous roles, you can discuss future plans to foster diversity and inclusion, such as volunteering for diversity initiatives, mentoring underrepresented groups, or encouraging diversity in the workplace.
• Names and contact info for 3 professional references

We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations. Questions about the application process should be addressed to David Wacks (wacks@uoregon.edu).

Position Announcement

The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Global Studies and Languages (GSL) to begin in the Fall of 2024. This position is one of four available tenure-track positions within the School. We are seeking colleagues with research interests in Italian and global media, technology studies, or transnational communication with a regional focus on Europe, the Mediterranean, or Africa. 

The successful candidate will work in transnational and global contexts and teach in the Italian program (in Italian) and in their area of research expertise in the School of Global Studies (in English). We particularly welcome applications from candidates who will engage with the interdisciplinary programs in and beyond the School of Global Studies and Languages, for example, global justice, or critical media studies.  

Applicants must have a proven record of successful publication and teaching at the university level. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students and participate in outreach and recruitment activities for the Italian program.

Department or Program Summary

GSL aspires to draw students to UO by engaging them with cultures, languages, histories, and ways of life across the world. The School’s mission is to prepare graduates for their future lives and careers by providing holistic, interdisciplinary perspectives on critical issues and cultural developments that are global and historical in scope. GSL provides a career-legible, interdisciplinary curriculum, drawing on the research and pedagogic expertise of faculty in the social sciences and humanities. Customized curricular pathways allow students to acquire foundational skills in the liberal arts and to translate them into real-world abilities. The School is home to a community of students and faculty who value the common transformational experience of immersion in multiple languages and cultures. This shared value forges a collective mission while honoring the diverse histories, cultures, and disciplines embraced by GSL.

Alongside the School’s focus on cultures and languages, GSL immerses students in humanistic and social science perspectives and methods of inquiry. Students will pursue language learning, and cultural studies, and engage undergraduate professional tracks, including international law, diplomacy, human rights, global health and development, and global environmental change, all of which position them to bring humanities-informed cultural understanding to careers that have global impact. The School provides students with language and intercultural skills that align with their individual academic and career goals and that prepare them for future opportunities in a 21st-century global context. Students study abroad, engage in experiential learning that bridges theoretical knowledge and its practical application, and participate in career-readiness activities at every step of their degree progress.

Minimum Requirements

• PhD in Italian or a related discipline
• Superior proficiency in Italian and English

Preferred Qualifications

• Promising publication record
• Experience in teaching in Italian to non-native learners of Italian
• Knowledge of an additional Mediterranean and/or African language
• Experience teaching US undergraduates
• Experience in designing and implementing experiential learning and/or study abroad programs

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the intellectual hub of the University of Oregon, providing academic programs that support the mission of the entire institution and shape its identity as a comprehensive research university. Over the past five years, increased resources for tenure-track faculty lines, coupled with a historic wave of retirements, has allowed CAS to hire 167 tenure-track faculty (more than a third of its total research faculty), transforming its faculty ranks to build diversity, as well as research expertise in strategic areas ranging from Global Health to Black Studies to Data Science. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in a beautiful Pacific Northwest setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000, within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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