Employment

Posting: October 2019

Job Opportunity

Receptionist

Belonging to the Protected Categories (Law No. 68/1999)

The receptionist provides assistence to students and visitors, monitors access to the building, and sorts incoming mail for students, staff and faculty.

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Competence in spoken and written English
  • Good computer skills

Requirements:

  • Italian citizen or legal work permit
  • Must belong to the Protected Categories pursuant to Law No. 68/1999

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to florencejobs@syr.edu


Posting: October 2019

Teaching Opportunities

Classical Mythology

Job Description:

Syracuse University in Florence seeks one part-time instructor to teach a course on Classical Mythology. The course is also cross-listed with Literature and Religious Studies. The course content is largely pre-established, covering ancient Greek and Roman mythology and religious world-views, as well as the Theban, Mycenaean, and Trojan sagas, and the stories of individual heroes such as Herakles, Perseus, Theseus, and Jason.  The course is 3 credits, meets three hours per week, for a total of 39 hours during the semester.

Qualifications:

A PhD in Classical Studies, Religion or Literature (with a specialization in Ancient texts) or a closely related field is required. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong intellectual direction, an in-depth knowledge of classical mythologies and its significance today, and appropriate teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate a record of recognized research, scholarship, and publication. Syracuse University Florence is committed to supporting diversity in its student population, faculty, and curriculum.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing a course syllabus for Classical Mythology on the basis of the existing syllabus (up to 30% of the existing syllabus may be changed).
  • Preparation of lectures, projects, or other assignments for a diverse study population.
  • Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.
  • Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
  • Meeting all designated class periods.
  • Submitting early-semester and mid-semester reports, and final grades, according to University regulations.
  • Grading student assignments and exams in timely manner.
  • Building a positive rapport with students.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references addressed to the Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Bob Vallier, at the address florencejobs@syr.edu no later than October 20.


Posting: September 2019

Sixteenth-Century Italian Architecture

Job Description:

Syracuse University in Florence seeks one part-time instructor to teach a course on Sixteenth-Century Italian Architecture. The course is also cross-listed with the Art History Department as HOA 323. The course content is largely pre-established and covers major architects and theories of 16th-century architecture, with emphasis on the social and political backgrounds of the period, patronage, and the education of the architect.  The course is 3-credits, meets three hours per week, for a total of 39 hours during the semester.

Qualifications:

A PhD in the History of Art and Architecture or a closely related field is required. The School is particularly interested in candidates with strong intellectual direction, an in-depth knowledge of Italian Renaissance architecture, and teaching experience in an accredited professional architecture program. Candidates must demonstrate a record of recognized research, scholarship, and publication. The School is committed to supporting diversity in its student population, faculty, and curriculum.

Responsibilities:

– Developing a course syllabus for ARC 332 on the basis of the existing syllabus (up to 30% of the existing syllabus may be changed).
– Preparation of lectures, projects, or other assignments specifically for architecture students.
– Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours.
– Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the course.
– Meeting all designated class periods.
– Submitting early-semester and mid-semester reports, and final grades, according to University regulations.
– Grading student assignments and exams in timely manner.
– Building a positive rapport with students.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references addressed to both the Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning, Dr. Bob Vallier (rvallier@syr.edu) and the Director of the Architecture Program, David Shanks (drshanks@syr.edu) no later than October 20.


Posting: July 2019

Field trip and site visit lecturers

Position Description:

Syracuse University in Florence is committed to providing a top-quality study-abroad program to a diverse student body, from first-year to graduate students. Nearly all our courses are open to students from other U.S. colleges and universities, and every semester almost half our student body comprises students from schools other than Syracuse University. Many of our students come to study in Florence because they have a special interest in art history, architecture, Italian language or studio art; but others are majoring in such disciplines as business, women’s studies, education or nutrition. Although all our students are required to take Italian, our program is not devoted solely to Italian Culture and Language, for our gaze is also turned to the larger social, historical, and political situation of Europe today. Various nationalities are represented among our faculty and staff.

We are looking for field trip lecturers (FTL) and site visits lecturers. The FTL accompanies students on national site visits and lectures on subjects appropriate to experience and qualifications. The length of the assignments can vary from half a day to three days and depends on the availability of the lecturer.
One third of our lectures take place on Fridays in Florence and Tuscany and their length is of half a day to one full day from 8am to 7:30pm. The other lectures are spread all over the country on Fridays, Saturdays and sometimes from Friday to Sunday. Indeed we offer several day trips in places reachable easily by train or private bus (Rome, Venice, Verona, Perugia, ect.) and overnight weekend trips with two nights included (Trentino-Alto Adige, Puglia, Campania, Sicilia, ect.). All our groups are also accompanied by responsible adults from our staff.

Responsibilities:

Field trips, site visits

  • Prepare lectures for field trips and site visits in Florence, Tuscany and all over Italy
  • Provide enjoyable and professional lectures
  • Collaborate on the eventual adjustments to be made on the itineraries depending on the bookings made by the Field Trip Office
  • Pick-up the packet before the trip
  • Monitor the group’s overall safety and highlight any concern
  • Ensure the communication throughout the day with the Experiential Learning Coordinator

Budget

  • Pick-up the money before the trip
  • Prepare budget returns in a timely manner after the trip

Requirements:

  • Italian citizen or legal work permit
  • Licensed tour guide – mandatory
  • In possession of the Partita IVA
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad
  • Knowledge of study abroad programs, international education and the U.S. academic system
  • Experience working with groups of American students
  • Excellent oral and written Italian and English language skills
  • Exceptional, demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional ability to remain flexible and patient in any situation
  • Being able to work with a team
  • Being enthusiastic, energetic and friendly
  • First aid certificate preferred
  • M.A. highly recommended; P.H.D. preferred

Contract:

Contratto di prestazione professionale (partita iva)

Interested candidates should send their CV, in English, to florencefieldtrips@syr.edu. In the subject heading, applicants must write: Syracuse application.