Department of Spanish & Italian

Faculty Job Openings

Current Openings

Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Teaching Professor in Italian, beginning July 2018. Full-time, two-year appointment with possibility of renewal  on a teaching-centered career path. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year, including Italian language courses, and service to the department or university such as organizing co-curricular activities with students. Ability to teach and build a curriculum in Italian for business and availability to accompany students on our study abroad programs highly desired. M.A. minimum and native or near-native fluency in Italian; field open but special consideration given to those with focus on second language acquisition. Applicants must have a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching and experience with undergraduate Italian language courses.

Please submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and sample course evaluations via Interfolio through the link by January 15, 2018.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Information for job applicants

Positions in Spanish and Italian are posted on academic job websites including the Modern Language Association (MLA) and specialized professional organizations.

For all teaching positions, the following prerequisites apply:

  • native or near-native proficiency in the language(s) to be taught and in English;
  • a strong commitment to (and experience with) undergraduate teaching;
  • proficiency with computers and instructional technology; and
  • an advanced degree (MA for visiting instructors, PhD for professors, whether visiting or tenure-track).


Applications are accepted through See the individual job advertisement for the required application materials.

Interviews and Campus Visits:

Initial interviews are conducted via Skype or phone. Invitations for campus visits will then been issued to finalists. Campus visits include:

  • Meeting members of the department and touring the campus and its facilities
  • Interviews with the Dean or Associate Dean, Department Chair(s), and, for a tenure-track position, the Provost or Associate Provost.
  • Teaching a class. (Materials for the lesson will be sent to the candidate before the visit.) Faculty members in the Department will observe the class.
  • In the case of a tenure-track position, a presentation on a topic in the candidate’s research area that is suitable to a general audience of faculty in literature and language, about 30-40 minutes (with subsequent time for questions). This talk should be in English since not everyone in the audience may be proficient in the candidate’s other language(s).
  • In the case of non-tenure-track, teaching professional positions, a presentation focused on teaching philosophy, methodology, or pedagogy, including specific approaches to foreign language instruction and/or to any areas that are specified in the job announcement description