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Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian and Comparative Literature

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 5th, 2018
Last review date: October 7th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 7th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Position: Visiting Assistant Professor in Italian and Comparative Literature

Starting Date: Winter Quarter begins January 2, 2019; Winter Quarter ends March 22, 2019

Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $60,000 (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Italian, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Italian and Comparative Literature at an American university.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Duties will consist in the instruction of 2 courses in Winter 2019: Italian 139, “The Divine Comedy” and Comparative Literature 2, “Reading World Literature”; mentorship of graduate students in Italian and Comparative Literature; and continued research activity.

Application Procedure:

Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature:

Review of applications will begin October 7, 2018 and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 7, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Department Contact person – Prof. Yenna Wu:

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Sample Syllabus or Syllabi

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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