The Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, is seeking an instructor to teach elementary Italian language and culture courses using a communicative approach. The successful candidate will have the enthusiasm, classroom presence and skills to engage students in their language learning and should be committed to pursuing excellence in teaching and promoting an inclusive learning environment. The successful candidate will be fully responsible for course planning, delivering class sessions, creating and collecting assignments, submitting grades, and be available to students for office hours for one hour per week per course. The Modern Languages and Literature Department is committed to building an intellectually vibrant and culturally inclusive community for our students, faculty, and staff.
Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington, on the ancestral homelands of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. The second largest city in Washington state, Spokane boasts a vibrant art community and a range of exciting restaurants, with several ski resorts and other outdoor recreational areas within driving distance. Gonzaga University is ranked in the top 100 National Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
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MA, ABD, or PhD in Italian or related field.
Experience teaching language and culture in a classroom setting.
Advanced proficiency in Italian and English language.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.